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Peter Greenaway

8 ½ Women

118' - 1999 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Italian, Latin, English, Japanese
Director: Peter Greenaway With: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu
Philip Emmenthal, a wealthy Genevan businessman inherits eight and half Pachinko Parlours, the gambling houses found on every Japanese city high street. His son, Storey, agrees to manage them and he acquires Japanese enthusiasms which include a fascination for Japanese earthquakes which appeal to his gambling spirit of ungiveable odds. Who can bet on death by earthquake? After the death of Philip's wife, Storey tries hard to distract his father's grief, and he introduces him to the splendor, excitement and variety of the women in the films of Fellini, especially these in Fellini's masterpiece, “Otto e Mezzo”. Father and son begin to imagine the possibilities of setting up a private bordello of their own.

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Peter Greenaway


John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu


Peter Greenaway

Director of Photography

Reinier van Brummelen, Sacha Vierny


Elmer Leupen


Kees Kasander

More information


Italian, Latin, English, Japanese

Countries of production

The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Luxemburg



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