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Belly of an Architect
     

The Belly of an Architect

Director: Peter Greenaway

Cast: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson

 

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American architect Stourley Kracklite (Brian Dennehy) comes with his young wife Louisa (Chloe Webb) to Rome to supervise an exhibition devoted to Etienne-Louis Boullée, a French architect of the 18th century. Suffering from severe abdominal pains, Stourley doesn't pay much attention to his pregnant wife, and she finds consolation in the arms of suave Caspasian

Overview

American architect Stourley Kracklite (Brian Dennehy) comes with his young wife Louisa (Chloe Webb) to Rome to supervise an exhibition devoted to Etienne-Louis Boullée, a French architect of the 18th century. Suffering from severe abdominal pains, Stourley doesn't pay much attention to his pregnant wife, and she finds consolation in the arms of suave Caspasian Speckler (Lambert Wilson). Built from rigidly symmetrical images, the film has quite an unusual subject: the belly -- both the sick one of the architect and the pregnant one of his wife, the rounded forms alluding to the spherical constructions designed by Boullée, the architect whose visionary projects seldom materialized. Beautifully shot on location in Rome, this ironic fable wittily examines the issues of artistic creativity.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2014
UPC:
0883904303787
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm Mod
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
45,362

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Dennehy Stourley Kracklite
Chloe Webb Louisa Kracklite
Lambert Wilson Caspasian Speckler
Sergio Fantoni Io Speckler
Stefania Casini Flavia Speckler
Vanni Corbellini Frederico
Alfredo Varelli Julio Ficcone
Francesco Carnelutti Pastarri
Rita Furlan Violinist
Enrica Maria Scrivano Mother
Riccardo Ussani Little Boy
Geoffrey Copleston Caspetti
Marino Masé Trettorio
Marne Maitland Battistino
Claudio Spadaro Mori
Julian Jenkins Old Doctor
Stefano Gragnani The Nose Man
Andrea Prodan Young Doctor
Fabio Sartor Policeman

Technical Credits
Peter Greenaway Director,Screenwriter
Conchita Airoldi Associate Producer
Glenn Branca Score Composer
Colin Callender Co-producer
Franco Corridoni Makeup
Giorgio Desideri Set Decoration/Design
Dino Di Dionisio Associate Producer
Walter Donahue Co-producer
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
John Wilson Editor
Wim Mertens Score Composer
Maurizio Millenotti Costumes/Costume Designer
Luciana Vedovelli Art Director
Sacha Vierny Cinematographer

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