The Draughtsman’s Contract15

Directed by Peter Greenaway | UK | 1982 | 1h 48m | Starring Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Hugh Fraser, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dave Hill

A brash young artist in hired by the wife of wealthy landowner to make a series of landscape illustrations of their country estate. But when the murdered body of the husband is discovered, mysterious clues found in the drawings point to the identity of the killer. With Michael Nyman’s score and visuals influenced by Caravaggio, Vermeer and Rembrandt, Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, and erotic country house murder-mystery is a remarkable work of cinematic art.

Reviews

‘As an introduction to a unique personal vision, director Peter Greenaway’s first commercially released feature film is a calling card of dazzling virtuosity.’
★★★★★
Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times

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