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8½ Women

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Original title
8½ Womenaka
AKA
  • 8 1/2 Women
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Greenaway
Music
Miscellaneous
Cinematography
Sacha Vierny
Cast
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Producer
Co-production UK-Holland-Germany-Luxembourg
Genre
Drama | Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
After his wife dies, 55-year-old businessman Philip Emmenthal, at the prompting of his playboy son Storey, populates his Geneva villa with eight and a half concubines. Three are from Kyoto, where Storey manages Pachinco palaces. Each has a distinctive personality: a nun, a child bearer, a gambler, a student of Kabuki, a horsewoman with a pet pig, a maid. Philip throws off his strait-laced and repressed attitudes, immersing himself in pleasure. After about a year, the women begin to assert their own power. Side adventures pre-figure the household's breakup, and the women depart in one way or another, one at at time. Philip's fate is in the hands of Palmira, his favorite.
Awards
1999: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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