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A Zed and Two Noughts
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Peter Greenaway


"Two legs look so good together, don't you think?" A masterpiece of modern cinema, A Zed and Two Noughts is Peter Greenaway's beautifully disturbing and darkly humorous take on erotic obsession and death. Opening with an automobile-swan accident in front of the Rotterdam Zoo, two women die and a third, Alba (Andrea Ferreol), loses her leg. The two widowers, twin zoologists Oliver and Oswald (Eric and Brian Deacon, in roles originally offered to the Quay Brothers), fixate on their wives' bodies, and slowly become obsessed with evolution and decomposition - even going as far as meticulously crafting exquisitely morbid time-lapsed films of decaying corpses and creatures. Meanwhile, a mad surgeon plots to use Alba as a subject in his experiments with animal symmetry and Vermeer homage.

 

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GENRES - comedy

Film Info

RUNTIME - 115 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1985

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United Kingdom, Netherlands

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color

Press

"The boldest and arguably the best of Peter Greenaway's fiction features.... Definitely a one-of-a-kind movie."

- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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