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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
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. After about a year, the women begin to assert their own power.

Cast: John Standing , Matthew Delamere , Vivian Wu , Shizuka Inoh , Barbara Sarafian , Kirina Mano , Toni Collette , Amanda Plummer

Director: Peter Greenaway

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

8 1/2 Women (1999)

Release Date: May 22nd, 1999|2 hr. min.

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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A surreal comedy about sex that comes as close to charming as Greenaway ever gets. show more

  • 25
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys. show more

  • 16
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch. show more

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