8 1/2 Women 1999

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 shatt…
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Adult themes, sex scenes

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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.

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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?

  • A quirky and definately eccentric movie which kept us glued.

  • A weak, pretentious storyline equals a slow, tedious film.

    Tom
  • 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.

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