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Drowning by numbers / Film Four International and Elsevier Vendex Film ; an Allarts production ; producers, Kees Kasander & Denis Wigman ; written & directed by Peter Greenaway.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Fort Wayne, IN : Hen's Tooth Video, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Seattle International Film Festival, 1991: Best Director - audience award.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Sacha Vierny ; editor, John Wilson ; music, Michael Nyman.
Participant or Performer Note: Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Bernard Hill, David Morrissey, Jason Edwards.
Summary, etc.: Three generations of women, all with the same name, rid themselves of their unwanted husbands one by one and each in the same way: they drown them. The local coroner agrees to declare each of the deaths accidental in return for sexual favors. But when things don't go exactly as planned, he devises a final game that could result in the undoing of them all.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for numerous scenes of nudity and sensuality.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby digital mono 2.0.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Women murderers > Drama.
Drowning victims > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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