The Draughtsman's contract

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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It is the summer of 1694. An ambitious young draughtsman is contracted to draw the house and estate of the wealthy Mrs Herbert. However, what outwardly appears to be a most proper household is thrown into chaos as his contract includes unrestricted freedom on the estate and Mrs Herbert’s most intimate hospitality. Not even Mrs Herbert’s daughter escapes his charm and magnetism in this intriguing movie of murder, adultery and double values.

Credits

director

Peter Greenaway

producer

David Payne

production company

Channel Four Television

Language

English

Duration

01:46:00:00

Colour

Colour

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