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A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts

Andréa Ferréol
Director: Peter Greenaway Cast: Andréa Ferréol
Andréa Ferréol
, Brian Deacon
Brian Deacon
, Eric Deacon
Eric Deacon
Peter Greenaway

DVD (Subtitled)

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This twisted black comedy is obsessed in turn with swans, twins, and decay. Alba Bewick (Andréa Ferréol) is involved in a swan-related car accident near the zoo. The accident kills two other women, the wives of two twin zoologists, Oliver and Oswald Deuce (Brian and Eric Deacon). Alba is lucky enough to escape with one leg. Eventually her doctor also removes the other "because it was dangerous for the spine." Meanwhile, the Deuce brothers, as a result of losing their wives, have become fascinated with the decay of corpses, and they start making rather gruesome time-lapse films to examine the process more thoroughly. Both brothers become involved with Alba. Needless to say, this film may not appeal to everybody.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
UPC: 0795975109734
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Zeitgeist Films
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 55,995

Special Features

Restored anamorphic transfer, created from hi-def elements; Peter Greenaway commentary and video introduction; Behind-the-scenes footage from?O, Zoo!, a documentary by Philip Hoffman; Six "Decay" sequences; Snail sketches; English subtitles for the hearing impaired; Original theatrical trailer; Essays by Greenaway and film critic Jonathan Marlow

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andréa Ferréol Alba Bewick
Brian Deacon Oswald Deuce
Eric Deacon Oliver Deuce
Frances Barber Venus de Milo
Joss Ackland Van Hoyten
Gerard Thoolen Van Meegeren
Guusje van Tilborgh Caterina Bolnes
Jim Davidson Joshua Plate
Agnes Brulet Beta Bewick
Wolf Kahler Felipe Arc-en-Ciel
Geoffrey Palmer Fallast
David Attenborough Narrator
Ken Campbell Stephen Pipe

Technical Credits
Peter Greenaway Director,Screenwriter
Henry Hall Musical Direction/Supervision
Sharon Howard-Field Casting
John Wilson Editor
Kees Kasander Producer
Patricia Lim Costumes/Costume Designer
Sara Meerman Makeup
Nicole Mora Makeup
Michael Nyman Score Composer
Jan Roelfs Production Designer
Peter Sainsbury Producer
Ben Van Os Production Designer
Dien van Straalen Costumes/Costume Designer
Sacha Vierny Cinematographer
Denis Wigman Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Zed and Two Noughts
1. The Accident [5:27]
2. How Fast Does a Woman Decompose? [5:14]
3. Looking for a Red Herring [6:17]
4. Prawns and Butterflies [5:46]
5. Egg-Bound [6:34]
6. Oliver's Breakfast [5:09]
7. A Great Reputation for Stitching [8:38]
8. A Personal View of Evolution [6:51]
9. Alba's Imprisonment [8:37]
10. Father(s) [6:50]
11. Symmetry Is All [5:56]
12. Below the Ears, At the Shoulder [6:05]
13. Felipe Arc-en-Ciel [7:38]
14. A Woman and an Apple [4:57]
15. Incubation [5:10]
16. The Swan's Triumph [6:39]
17. An Elephant Never Forgets [7:06]
18. Nine Months [5:17]
19. End Credits [2:27]

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