A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts

DVD - 2008
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"Darkly comic story of twin zoologists who become obsessed with the search for life's meaning. When their wives are killed in a freak car accident, the brothers start an affair with the car's driver, Alba, who lost a leg in the accident. Throughout this affair, the two become fixated on the process of decay and begin and intense study on decomposition using animals form the zoo that leads to the ultimate experiment.

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Derringer
Sep 18, 2015

(Favourite movie quote) - "What's so scientific about body rot?"

With 1985's "A Zed And 2 Noughts" don't expect a riveting plot-line to hold your attention - 'Cause otherwise you'll find yourself endlessly disappointed.

But, if you watch this quirky film strictly as a feast for the eyes, then you're bound to get some enjoyment out of it and forgive its demented lack of plot.

Containing some of the wackiest dialogue and off-the-wall humour imaginable, "A Zed And 2 Noughts" can be looked upon as being something of a very weird biology lesson, in a roundabout sort of way.

Directed by British film-maker, Peter Greenaway, "A Zed and 2 Noughts" is, in some ways, actually quite a provocative picture that features plenty of disturbing imagery which obviously won't sit well with many viewers.

Anyway - If you are craving the "odd" and the "unusual", then "A Zed And 2 Noughts" will not disappoint, in the long run.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Oliver and Oswald Deuce, twin zoologists, become obsessed with the meaning of life after Oliver's wife is killed in a freak car accident. They both become involved with Alba, the woman responsible for Oliver's wife's death and with the process of decay. Using zoo animals, they eventually become involved in the ultimate experiment.
Andrea Ferreol, Eric Deacon, Brian Deacon, Frances Barber, Joss Ackland.
The British Film Institute

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