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The Draughtsman's Contract

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Released: 1st March 2004. Drama written and directed by Peter Greenaway, set in Wiltshire in 1694. Young, successful artist Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins) is commissioned by Mrs Virginia Herbert (Janet Suzman) to produce a series of drawings of her country house and gardens as a gift for her husband, who is currently away on business. Part of the contract includes Mrs Herbert's agreement to comply with Mr Neville's sexual demands. Mrs Talmann (Anne Louise Lambert), Mrs Herbert's married but childless daughter, then blackmails Mr Neville into complying with her own sexual requests because she wants a baby. When a body is discovered in the moat, accusations and violence follow.

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  • Details

    Released:
    1st March 2004
    Category:
    Drama
    Studio:
    BFI
    Format:
    DVD
    Certification:
    15 – Suitable only for 15 years and over
    Barcode:
    5035673005637
  • Description

    Drama written and directed by Peter Greenaway, set in Wiltshire in 1694. Young, successful artist Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins) is commissioned by Mrs Virginia Herbert (Janet Suzman) to produce a series of drawings of her country house and gardens as a gift for her husband, who is currently away on business. Part of the contract includes Mrs Herbert's agreement to comply with Mr Neville's sexual demands. Mrs Talmann (Anne Louise Lambert), Mrs Herbert's married but childless daughter, then blackmails Mr Neville into complying with her own sexual requests because she wants a baby. When a body is discovered in the moat, accusations and violence follow.
    Region Code:
    Region 2
    Duration:
    104 minutes
    Extras:
    Anamorphic (16:9), Language(s): English, Subtitles: French, Dutch, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.66, Behind the Scenes, Bonus Footage, Commentary: Peter Greenaway (director)., Deleted Scenes, Image Gallery, Interviews: Michael Nyman (composer), Introduction by Peter Greenaway., Trailers
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