GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY (120', The Netherlands, 2012) Read more



GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY tells the story of Hendrick Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. In return, he promises him an extraordinary book of pictures illustrating biblical stories from the Old Testament related to sexual taboos - erotic tales of Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Delilah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatizations of these erotic stories for his court.