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8½ WomenUnited Kingdom 1999
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Running time 121 minutes
The title, of course, refers to Fellini’s iconic 1963 film but the connection is more thematic than real. In Fellini’s case the title simply referred to the number of films that he had made to date but Greenaway's filmfollows the fantasies of a wealthy banker and his son (John Standing and Matthew Delamere) as they have various encounter with eight and a half women. There are some wacky characters here including from Greenaway’s previous film, The Pillow Book, Vivian Wu as a frustrated accountant, Toni Collette as a Scandinavian nun and Amanda Plummer as a woman with an obsessive (non-sexual) love of horses
DVD Extras: None.
Available in an Umbrella Entertainment 8 disc box set that also includes A Draughtman’s Contract, A Zed & Two Noughts, Drowning By Numbers, Prospero's Books, The Baby Of Mâcon, The Pillow Book and a 1992 documentary on the director and his work.
Available from: Umbrella Entertainment