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Drowning by Numbers

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Joan Plowright Joan Plowright
Cissie Colpitts 1
Juliet Stevenson Juliet Stevenson
Cissie Colpitts 2
Joely Richardson Joely Richardson
Cissie Colpitts 3
Bernard Hill Bernard Hill
Jason Edwards Jason Edwards
David Morrissey David Morrissey

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Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway
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Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner, the murder is obscured. Her daughters are having similar problems with relationships, and tend to follow their mother's example, and the coroner becomes reluctantly duplicitous. As the plot progresses, visual and spoken numbers appear in the scenes, counting from one to 100.
Release date: 1 June 1991
Tags: 1980s (5), 1988 (3), UK (3), Obsession (3), Black Comedy (3), Fire (2), Murder (2), Drowning (2), Satire (2), Pregnancy (2), 80's (2), Friendship (2), 1980's (2), Dysfunctional Marriage (2), Mother Daughter Relationship (2), Sheep (2), Netherlands (2), Game (1), Drama (1), Nudity (1)
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