The Draughtsman's Contract Movie

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Who's Involved:

Peter Greenaway, Janet Suzman, Hugh Fraser, Neil Cunningham, Anne Louise Lambert, Anthony Higgins

Release Date:

Friday, December 2, 2022 Limited

Runtime: 1 hr, 44 m
Language: English

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Set in a richly exaggerated 17th-century England, Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery catapulted him to the forefront of international art cinema. Adorned with intricate wordplay, extravagant costumes and opulent photography, Greenaway’s first narrative feature weaves a labyrinthine mystery around the maxim “draw what you see, not what you know.” An aristocratic wife (Janet Suzman) commissions a young, cocksure draughtsman (Anthony Higgins) to sketch her husband’s property while he is away—in exchange for a fee, room and board, and one sexual favor for each of the twelve drawings. As the draughtsman becomes more entrenched in the devious schemings in this seemingly idyllic country home, curious details emerge in his drawings that may reveal a murder.

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A look at the The Draughtsman's Contract behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Greenaway last directed Eisenstein In Guanajuato and Nightwatching. The film's writer Peter Greenaway last wrote Eisenstein In Guanajuato and 4 Storms and 2 Babies.

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  1. Newly remastered in 4K by the BFI National Archive.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

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The Draughtsman's Contract was a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, December 2, 2022. There were 33 other movies released on the same date, including Violent Night, Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking.

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