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Peter Greenaway

The The Belly of an Architect

Edition 1987
119' - 1987 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian, English
Director: Peter Greenaway Composer: Glenn Brnaca, Wim Mertens With: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson

Stourley Kracklite, American architect, goes to Rome, museum and mausoleum of Western Art Architecture, to honour a dead man to put on an exibition of his hero, the visionary architect Etienne-Louis Boullee. To honour the dead, the abstract and the visionary, Kracklite forgets the present and pays the penalty. He ignores his wife, his child and finally, his health. The penalty for such obsession is to lose his exhibition the very thing he sacri- ficed all the other parts of his life to achieve. (pressbook)

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Peter Greenaway


Glenn Brnaca, Wim Mertens


Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson


Peter Greenaway

Director of Photography

Sacha Vierny


John Wilson


Colin Callender, Walter Donohue

More information


Italian, English

Countries of production

Italy, United Kingdom



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