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The Draughtsman's Contract
The Draughtsman's Contract

The Draughtsman's Contract 1982

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The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 15

118 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway became a director of international status with this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery. 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. 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.

Directed by

Peter Greenaway

Featuring

Neil Cunningham

Anne Louise Lambert

Janet Suzman

Anthony Higgins

Genres

Costume drama

Collection

British Classics Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15

Released

1982

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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