The Draughtsman's Contract
United Kingdom, 1982, 104 min, drama, comedy
English, German, Dutch, subtitles French
In presence of Peter Greenaway
Upper-class, neglected wife Mrs. Herbert makes a deal with a renowned painter: She commissions him for eight drawings of her estate, for which she will pay full price, with both money and her body… Irreverent, bold, clever and obsessive, as is Nyman’s soundtrack. The movie that revealed Peter Greenaway to the world.
David Payne, British Film Institute, Channel 4
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Godfrey Kirby, John Speer