The Draftsman’s Contract

The Draftsmans Contract

The Draftsman’s Contract

  England in the 17th Century: the arrogant Mr. Neville (Anthony Higgins) is one of the most popular landscape painter of his time and has a correspondingly high to overconfidence. And so he can first ask long before he was in the summer of 1694 agreed to make twelve drawings of Compton Anstey, a mansion in the southern English county of Wiltshire. This will be done during two weeks in which Mr. Herbert, the owner of the property, having fun in Southampton. Allegedly Mrs. Herbert (Janet Suzmann) hopes to reconcile her husband with the drawings. The arrogant young artist requires not only freedom of choice of motifs, but he insists on instructing his amorous favors. It does not stop at the Lovers’ tryst with Mrs. Herbert and Mrs. Talmann (Ann Louise Lambert), her unhappily married daughter, exclaims the mother soon after it.

Shortly before his departure, Mr. Neville said the body of Mr. Herbert went away from the pond of the property is recovered. And now it will prove fatal, that Neville’s drawings have captured every little detail of the estate. One after he discovered traces of the crime that took place before his eyes and he held involuntarily.

The Draftsman’s Contract was for many experimental films, the first cinema history (the renowned British director, writer and artist Peter Greenaway The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Pillow Book). Lively dialogues, visual opulence, power and the criminal congenial music by Michael Nyman to make the film a true masterpiece full of intelligence and irony, which also encourages thinking about appearance and reality and be entertained to a splendid way. Probably the most accessible film of the British government eccentric.

Title: The Draftsman’s Contract Original Title: The Draughtman’s Contract Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 1982 Length: ( #) 103 (Min)

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