The Draughtsman's Contract

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In an apparently idyllic 17th century Wiltshire, an ambitious draughtsman is commissioned by the wife of an aristocrat to produce twelve drawings of her husband’s estate and negotiates terms to include sexual favours from his employer. But when a corpse is dragged from the moat, the draughtsman’s drawings may reveal more than he realised in the witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery that introduced director Peter Greenaway to the world. Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue, and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make this British cinema classic a treat for ear, eye, and mind.

Sun
11
Dec
17:00
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
Sun
11
Dec
17:00
  • Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth
Tue
13
Dec
20:00
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
Tue
13
Dec
20:00
  • Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth

Director: 

Peter Greenaway

Actors: 

Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert

UK 1982 1h 48m