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The Draughtsman's Contract

  • Film

Time Out says

Although set in an English country house in 1694, this is essentially science fiction of the most dazzling kind, being a far more vivid exploration of an alien world than 99 per cent of big budget Hollywood films. The story about a painter who undertakes to draw an estate is as intriguing as the culture it displays. Greenaway's 17th century is a place of ribald honesty as well as unfathomable mystery, and it revels in the spoken word. Of course this is non-genre, low-budget cinema, and some people will be irritated by its singlemindedness; but for others it's proof that wit can sometimes carry a film to places special effects just don't reach.
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Release Details

  • Duration:108 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Greenaway
  • Screenwriter:Peter Greenaway
  • Cast:
    • Anthony Higgins
    • David Gant
    • Neil Cunningham
    • Janet Suzman
    • Anne Louise Lambert
    • Hugh Fraser
    • Dave Hill
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