The Mill and the Cross

Also Known As

Мельница и крест ( Russia ), Bruegel, le moulin et la croix ( France ), Mlyn i krzyz ( Poland ), O Moinho e a Cruz ( Brazil ), O mylos kai o stavros ( Greece )


The Mill and the Cross
  • Lech Majewski

  • 14 September 2011

  • History / Drama

  • Sweden

  • 92 min

  • 7.2

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Rutger Hauer

Pieter Bruegel

Michael York

Nicolaes Jonghelinck

Charlotte Rampling


Oskar Huliczka

Musician playing a horn


The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. Set in 1564, the themes of Christ's suffering and religious persecution in Flanders are examined.

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good movie17 April 2015

This wasn't a favorite of mine by any means; but I do like the originality of it and anybody with a serious interest in art might want to check it out. I would recommend this to any art lover!





FANTASTIC !28 November 2014

As a art restorer I have worked on Flemish paintings. I am truly amazed at this movie.
If you are looking for the usual action type of film this is not for you.
Great movie if you love art.





Yes!28 December 2013

If you watch movies for action and thrills and guns and car chases this is NOT for you! What a beautiful, well crafted and visually stunning movie. Haunting in every way. We watched it with a copy of the portrait printed out from the internet in our hands so we could marvel at the staging of the... more





This is a piece of art04 December 2013

The movie is almost devoid of sounds, has maybe 5 sentences spoken altogether. It perfectly immitates the feeling one has contemplating a vivid, multi-layered painting. It's magnificent, but you need a calm moment to enjoy it.





Original and with a touch of genius01 February 2012

Don't watch this if you have no idea who Breughel is. If you do, then this film brings Peter the Elder's famous picture to life in a way that is quite magnificent. Elements of the painting are introduced in a way that actually becomes quite gripping. The special effects are really magical. A... more

type casting




If you love art like I do, you are going to love this09 November 2011

Amazing in every way. Visually a feast for the eyes. Everything about this historic drama is alive, vivid, and enticing.

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