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THE MILL AND THE CROSS
USA: Kino Lorber Films
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling, Michael York, Joanna Litwin, Dorota Lis, Bartosz Capowicz, Mateusz Machnik, Marian Makula, Sylwia Szczerba, Wojciech Mierkulow, Ruta Kubas, Jan Wartak, Sebastian Cichonski, Lucjan Czerny, Aneta Kiszczak, Oskar Huliczka, Adam Kwiatkowski, Pawel Kramarz, Tadeusz Kwak, Andrzej Jastrzab
Director: Lech Majewski
Countries: Poland / Sweden
USA: 97 mins
USA Rated: Not yet rated
USA Release Date: 14 September 2011 (Limited Release)
Inspired by the book The Mill And The Cross by Michael Francis Gibson.
Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece The Way To Calvary depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting.
From among the more than five hundred figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, THE MILL & THE CROSS focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Among them are Bruegel himself (played by Rutger Hauer), his friend and art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York), and the Virgin Mary (Charlotte Rampling).