8 1/2 Women (1999)

8 1/2 Women
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Adult themes, sex scenes

Director: Peter Greenaway
Actors: Amanda Plummer, Don Warrington, Polly Walker, Toni Collette, Vivian Wu, John Standing, Claire Johnston, Natacha Amal, Matthew Delamere, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Kirina Mano, Manna Fujiwara, Elizabeth Berrington, Myriam Muller

When wealthy Swiss architect Philip Emmenthal takes financial control of a group of Pachinko game parlours in Japan, and puts his strange son Storey in charge, his life takes on a whole new meaning. For, in the wake of his wife's death, Storey leads his shattered father into a self-revelatory journey of erotic discovery and spiritual lust. As the pair travel between Tokyo and Geneva acquiring exotic lovers on the way, their Geneva home becomes a high class brothel where nothing is forbidden and everything is explored for maximum understanding of their own male sexuality and humanity. Full of the shocking images and no-holds-barred sensuality that he is universally acclaimed for, Peter Greenaway's latest peerless work of art is a thought-provoking Fellini-esque masterpiece.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 118mins
Origin: GERMANY
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (8)

Bruce
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Peter Greenaway's extravagance and excess is on full show here. Rich colours, strange characters in a strange situation which none of them find strange. Entertaining...yes, interesting....sort of, thought provoking maybe. Did I enjoy it...I think so. Women, you can't live without them, and can't live with them....even 8 1/2 of them, and the most pleasure may come from the strangest source. Did the Earth move for you?
Posted Sunday, 19 February 2012 See my other reviews
Barbara C.
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A quirky and definately eccentric movie which kept us glued.
Posted Thursday, 7 October 2010 See my other reviews
Allan K.
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Posted Monday, 14 April 2008 See my other reviews
Tom Cousins.
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A weak, pretentious storyline equals a slow, tedious film.
Posted Sunday, 5 August 2007 See my other reviews
Perry W.
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Again, Peter Greenaway proves that 'art' cinema can be entertaining as well. Imaginative, challenging and a feast for the eyes, 8 1/2 Women will not be for everyone, but if you like your cinema with a bit more depth it's well worth some of your time.
Posted Friday, 8 June 2007 See my other reviews
Siobhan W.
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Should have read the prologue more closely . Only managed about 20 minutes and could bear no more!
Posted Friday, 12 January 2007 See my other reviews
Bruce A.
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terrable
Posted Thursday, 16 March 2006 See my other reviews
Peter R.
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and a half. Another visually stunning piece from Peter Greenaway, just makes you wish you could be a wealth millionaire living in Switzerland with businesses in Japan.
Posted Friday, 27 January 2006 See my other reviews