Drowning by numbers

United Kingdom, 1988

Film
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A tale of three women with the same name, whose solidarity with one another brings about three copy-cat murders. They drown their husbands - one in a tin bath, one in the sea and one in a swimming pool. An ironic, black comedy that celebrates the English obsession with gameplaying, sex and death. Stars Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson and Bernard Hill.

Credits

co-producer

Denis Wigman

Kees Kasander

production company

Film Four International

Duration

01:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37208

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sea in motion pictures

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Great Britain

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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