A Zed and Two Noughts

In Peter Greenaway's much-lauded follow-up to The Draughtsman's Contract, a car collides with a swan outside Rotterdam Zoo. Two women passengers die and the driver, Alma Bewick, has to have her leg amputated.

Obsessed with the accident, the husbands of the dead women - Siamese twins Oswald and Oliver - embark on an affair with Alma and soon begin experimenting with the time-lapse aesthetics of decay. Full of surprises and magnificent conundrums, Greenaway's third feature is as perversely comic and teasing as it is shocking.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Writer(s): Peter Greenaway
Official Site: petergreenaway.co.uk/zoo.htm

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