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The Draughtsman's Contract

1982

Peter Greenaway
Director
British Film Institute
Production Company

17th Century England. A lady engages a draughtsman to render several drawings of her husband's estate while said husband is away. The terms of the artist's contract include more than monetary reward.

Lurking beneath all the trappings lies a murder mystery which you might not even notice on first viewing. Definitely not for everyone and guaranteed to bore/annoy many (Director Alan Parker for one). This author loves every piece of overripe dialogue, every frame and every bar of music.
~The Sloth

CountryArtworkTitleReleaseFormatRatingRuntime (Mins)Aspect
2nd October 1982
New York Film Festival
Draughtsman's Contract
21st December 1999
DVD

1.66:1

Amazon
12th February 2008
DVD
107
1.66:1




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Janet Suzman
Mrs. Virginia Herbert
Anne-Louise Lambert
Mrs. Sarah Talmann
Hugh Fraser
Mr. Talmann
Neil Cunningham
Mr. Thomas Noyes
Dave Hill
Mr. Herbert
David Gant
Mr. Seymour
David Meyer
Poulene
Tony Meyer
Poulene
Nicholas Amer
Mr. Parkes
Suzan Crowley
Mrs. Pierpoint
Lynda La Plante
Mrs. Clement
Michael Feast
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Philip
Steve Ubels
Mr. Van Hoyten
Ben Kirby
Augustus
Sylvia Rotter
Governess
Kate Doherty
Maid
Joss Buckley
Mr. Porringer
Michael Carter
Mr. Clarke (as Mike Carter)
Vivienne Chandler
Laundress
Geoffrey Larder
Mr. Hammond
Harry Van Engel
Servant
George Miller
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