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The Draughtsman's Contract

  • Directed By: Peter Greenaway

Synopsis: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th century. Ambitious young artist Mr. Neville (Anthony Higgins) is invited by Mrs. Herbert (Janet Suzman) to make 12 elaborate sketches of her estate. Besides money, the contract includes sexual favors that Mrs. Herbert will offer to the draughtsman in the absence of Mr. Herbert. Entirely confident in his ability to weave a web of intrigues, Mr. Neville eventually becomes a victim of someone else's elaborate scheme. The film is structured as a sophisticated intellectual puzzle like the ones popular in the 17th century.

Cast
Anthony Higgins

Mr. Neville

Janet Suzman

Virginia Herbert

Dave Hill

Herbert

Anne-Louise Lambert

Sarah Talmann

Hugh Fraser

Mr. Talmann

Neil Cunningham

Thomas Noyes

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Writers: Peter Greenaway
Meta Score: Coming Soon
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Release Date: Oct 1st, 1982
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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