Cremaster 5 (1997)

Cremaster 5
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 0hr 54mins.
Genres Fantasy, Experimental
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ursula Andress Actor Queen of Chain 1 1000001
Matthew Barney Actor Diva 1 1000002
Matthew Barney Actor Magician 1 1000003
Matthew Barney Actor Giant 1 1000004
Joanne Rha Actor Queen's Usher 1 1000005
Joanne Rha Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000006
Susan Rha Actor Queen's Usher 1 1000007
Susan Rha Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000008
Amy Chiang Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000009
Michelle Ingkavet Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000011
Yoko Kuroiwa Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000012
Kim Nghiem Actor Fudor Sprite 1 1000013
Gergely Kaposi Actor Orchestra Conductor 1 1000015
Matthew Barney Director n/a 2 2000001
Matthew Barney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Barbara Gladstone Producer n/a 3 3000002
Matthew Barney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Chelsea Romersa Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Peter Stietmann Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jonathan Bepler Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gergely Kaposi Music Conductor orchestra conductor 120818 8000002
Robert Wogan Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Matthew Ryle Sculptor Sculptor Casting 120910 9000002
Paul Pisora Art Department sculpture designer 120843 9000003
Avram Finkelstein Creative Consultant n/a 120858 12000001
Avram Finkelstein Hair Hair Design(Vidal Sassoon) 120794 13000001
Regina Harris Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Gabe Bartalos Prosthetic Makeup n/a 120936 13000003
Linda LaBelle Wardrobe Wardrobe Design Execution 120823 13000004
Karen Young Wardrobe Wardrobe Design Execution 120823 13000005
Jeno Banyai Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Gabe Bartalos Prosthetics prosthetic designer 120991 19000001
Timothy Davey Stunts Stunts Supervisor 240 19000002
Mary Farley Animal Trainer Jacobin Pigeons Trainer 120962 20000001
Zsolt Balaska Animal Trainer Horse Trainer 120962 20000002
Matthew Wallin Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Daniel McNamara Visual Effects Technical Supervisor 419 23000002
Mary McCulloch Visual Effects Flame Artist 419 23000003
Grant McGlashan Visual Effects Flame Artist 419 23000004
Jason Ortenberg Visual Effects Flame Artist 419 23000005
Alexis Hurkman Digital Effects Digital Paint 345 23000006
As an opera plays, the Queen of Chain sings and executes the grand gestures of romantic suffering while contemplating an empty stage. During the performance, she is accompanied by a series of characters. The first is the Diva, an androgynous acrobat who shinnies up a flowering vine and dangles upside down when he reaches the top. Another, called the Magician, is a swashbuckling equestrian who bends down from his horse to give the Queen a farewell kiss. From her theater box, the Queen is able to peer through a hole in the floor into a Turkish bath in which another ritual unfolds, involving water nymphs and a third primary figure, the Giant, a sea god with plastic body extensions who slowly wanders into the pool and becomes immersed. As the nymphs swim around him, they cut white ribbons attached to his crotch, releasing a flock of pigeons that pull at him as he wades deeper into the water.