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791 Ratings

Drowning by Numbers

Directed by Peter Greenaway
United Kingdom, Netherlands, 1988
Avant-Garde, Comedy, Drama


A curious tale of three women of the same name, whose solidarity for one another brings about three copy-cat drownings. Their husbands are the victims and the motive is dissatisfaction. The women are confident that their crimes will not be punished because they have in tow a coroner who loves them.

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Drowning by Numbers Directed by Peter Greenaway

Critics reviews

This fairytale-like trio of symmetrical stories is decorated with eccentric marginalia – invented games, playground folklore, reflections on water – which illuminate its fastidiously ordered but jesting symbolic framework.
July 03, 2015

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