Drowning by Numbers


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Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) drowns her cheating husband and in the ensuing cover-up enlists the help of lonely coroner Henry Madgett (Bernard Hill), an old friend with a longstanding weakness for her charms. But when Cissie's daughter (Juliet Stevenson) and granddaughter (Joely Richardson) both decide to resort to the same methods for solving conflicts with their own frustrating husbands, the Colpitts women and their repeated appeals for help begin to wear on Madgett's conscience.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Greenaway
Screenwriter: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Bernard Hill
Joan Plowright
Juliet Stevenson
Joely Richardson
Jason Edwards
Bryan Pringle
Trevor Cooper