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

director

Peter Greenaway

co-producer

Denis Wigman

Kees Kasander

production company

Film Four International

Language

English

Duration

01:58:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37208

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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