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Peter Greenaway | The Draughtsman’s Contract

Film Notes

Original Title: id.

Country, year: Regno Unito, 1982
Language: inglese
Duration: 104′
Color: colore

Director: Peter Greenaway

Cast: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Dave Hill, Anne Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser, The Michael Nyman Band

Screenplay: Peter Greenaway

Photography: Curtis Clark

Film editing: John Wilson

Music: Michael Nyman

Production: British Film Institute, Channel Four


Screening info

  Location: Cinema Centrale | Date: 02/10/2022 Time 21.00

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40th anniversary 4K remaster

In an apparently idyllic 17th century Wiltshire, an ambitious draughtsman is commissioned by the wife of an aristocrat to produce twelve drawings of her husband’s estate and negotiates terms to include sexual favours from his employer. But when a corpse is dragged from the moat, the draughtsman’s drawings may reveal more than he realised.

This witty, stylised and erotic country-house murder mystery established Peter Greenaway as a director of international status. Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make the film a treat for ear, eye and mind.

Before the movie

“Dante Alighieri Cinema Award” to Peter Greenaway

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