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The Draughtsman's Contract

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"Wildly dissapointing."
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I really wanted this to be a good period drama/mystery. Instead it was just bafflingly bad. The story line was weak and erratic, the characters poorly constructed and the acting mediocre. It could have been saved by great costumes, but they were over the top odd. Really wouldn't recommend it – barely got through it!

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In an apparently idyllic 17th century Wiltshire, an ambitious draughtsman, Mr Neville, (Anthony Higgins) is commissioned by an aristocrat’s wife, Mrs Herbert (Janet Suzman) to produce twelve drawings of her husband's estate. In return he will receive payment, board and bed - hers! With a contract extending much further than either the purse or the sketch pad the sketches themselves prove to be of even greater significance upon the discovery of the body of Mr. Herbert in the moat.

Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery a treat for ear, eye and mind.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1998
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Length (Minutes)
  • Drama
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