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Year
1985
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Peter Greenaway
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
4,761
Checks
562
Favs
90
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
16.0% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
30:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    A Zed and Two Noughts, Peter Greenaway's second feature film, is an attempt a doing poetry for the screen. Essentially, it is about symmetry (oooh, pretentious!). Two brothers who work at a zoo lose their spouses in the same car accident and become obsessed with the cycle of life and decay, each in their own way. The sole survivor of the accident is a one-legged (asymmetrical) woman who becomes their lover. Even Greenaway admits he tries to do too much in the film. It's got three strands: Meeting oneself, the world as an ark or zoo, and an attempt at paying tribute to Dutch painters. Visually, it is an arresting piece. Stylishly composed, with incredible access to zoo animals, and (for some, stomach-churning) time-lapse photography of various animals rotting away. As a story, it is bizarre and at times shocking, working more as a set of resonances in imagery, dialog and themes. An acquired taste which I acquired back in college. 7 months 1 week ago
  2. Knaldskalle's avatar

    Knaldskalle

    Zebra, Oswald, Oliver. 2 years 11 months ago
  3. ncc5843's avatar

    ncc5843

    What does the author (Peter Greenaway) want to tell us with the title? Z00? ZOO? 4 years 7 months ago
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