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A Zed and Two Noughts (DVD)


Following a fatal car crash involving a swan outside a zoo, twin-brother zoologists Oliver and Oswald become fascinated by the processes of decay

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A car collides with a swan outside a zoo. Two women passengers die but the driver, Alba Bewick survives with a leg amputation. Obsessed with the accident, the zoologist husbands of the dead women – twins Oliver and Oswald – become fascinated by the processes of decay and embark on an affair with the amputee.

As dead animals decompose to the playful rhythms of Michael Nyman, symmetry is elevated beyond obsession, and Sascha Vierny's cinematography pays homage to Vermeer. Full of surprises and magnificent conundrums, Peter Greenaway's third feature is as perversely comic and teasing as it is shocking.

  • Filmed introduction by Peter Greenaway
  • Feature commentary by Peter Greenaway
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical trailers for A Zed & Two Noughts and The Draughtsman's Contract
  • Hidden features
  • Optional subtitles in French and Dutch
  • Menus in English and French
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SKU 5035673005644
Catalogue Number BFIVD564
Subtitle A film by Peter Greenaway
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1985
Director Greenaway, Peter
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles Dutch, French
Language(s) English
Running time 112
DVD region 2
Certificate 15
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