The Draughtsman's Contract

Director: Peter Greenaway
Year Released: 1982
Rating: 1.0

A wealthy woman hires a master draughtsman to draw exactly twelve sketches of her home (all from different angles), and while he makes demands of her and the people around the house to stay away, random objects keep popping up in his 'frame.' Eventually, a dead body is found and the artist is blamed. Unlike Greenaway's better work, it never holds interest, and is too cerebral to be fully appreciated. The last half-hour feels like an eternity, since the conversations have little bearing on anything else.