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8 1/2 Women Details

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From Peter Greenaway, one of Britain's most controversial directors, 8 1/2 Women is a laconic black comedy that examines the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and consequences. A rich businessman from Geneva acquires eight and a half pachinko parlors in Kyoto, Japan. They are run by his son who is fascinated by earthquakes. When the father's beloved wife dies, the son takes him to see Federico Fellini's film Federico Fellini to distract him from his grief and rekindle some interest in the opposite sex. Inspired by Fellini's vision, they bring eight and a half women from Japan and Europe and turn the father's Geneva mansion into a private harem. Amanda Plummer, Toni Collette, Polly Walker and Vivian Wu (the protagonist of Greenaway's previous film Greenaway), head the cast of this multi-layered film that failed to reach the degree of critical acclaim of Greenaway's previous works. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

  • Release date:May 22, 1999

Cast

John Standing
as Philip Emmenthal
Matthew Delamere
as Storey Emmenthal
Vivian Wu
as Kito
Shizuka Inoh
as Simato
Barbara Sarafian
as Clothilde
Kirina Mano
as Mio
Toni Collette
as Griselda
Amanda Plummer
as Beryl
Polly Walker
as Palmira
Natacha Amal
as Giaconda

Crew

Peter Greenaway
Director
Kees Kasander
Producer
Peter Greenaway
Screenwriter
Sacha Vierny
Cinematographer
Reiner van Brummelen
Cinematographer
Emi Wada
Production Designer
Wilbert van Dorp
Production Designer
Michael Pakleppa
Co-producer
Jimmy De Brabant
Co-producer
Bob Hubar
Executive Producer
Terry Glinwood
Executive Producer
Denis Wigman
Executive Producer
Emi Wada
Costume Designer
Garth Marshall
Sound/Sound Designer
Aimi O.
Casting
Carrie O'Brien
Casting
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