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

production company

Film Four International

co-producer

Kees Kasander

Denis Wigman

Duration

01:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302431

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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