The Draughtsman's Contract Poster

Release Date: June 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Mr. Neville (Anthony Higgins), a brash young draftsman, is hired to make 12 landscape illustrations at the estate of Mr. Herbert (Dave Hill) and his wife (Janet Suzman). Aside from monetary compensation, the arrangement includes a sexual liaison offered to Neville by Mrs. Herbert while her estranged husband is away. But when the murdered body of Mr. Herbert is discovered at the estate, mysterious clues found in Neville's drawings point to the identity of the killer.

Cast: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Dave Hill, Hugh Fraser, Neil Cunningham, David Gant, David Meyer

Director: Peter Greenaway

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Channel Four Films, British Film Institute

Keywords: Revenge, England, Murder, Father, Daughter, Investigation, Suspenseful, Mystery, Forbidden love, House, Mother


Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)