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A Zed & Two Noughts ()


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Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.

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Alba Bewick
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Oswald Deuce
Eric Deacon ...
Oliver Deuce
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Venus de Milo
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Van Hoyten
Jim Davidson ...
Joshua Plate
Agnès Brulet ...
Beta Bewick
Guusje van Tilborgh ...
Caterina Bolnes
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Van Meegeren
Ken Campbell ...
Stephen Pipe
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Felipe Arc-en-Ciel
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Fallast
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Himself - Documentary Narrator (voice)

Directed by

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Peter Greenaway

Written by

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Peter Greenaway ... (written by)

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Kees Kasander ... producer
Peter Sainsbury ... producer

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Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Sacha Vierny

Film Editing by

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John Wilson

Editorial Department

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Milfid Ellis ... second assistant editor
Joe Frost ... first assistant editor

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Sharon Howard-Field

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Ben van Os
Jan Roelfs

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Patricia Lim
Dien van Straalen

Makeup Department

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Sara Meerman ... makeup artist
Yvonne Minderman ... hair stylist
Nicole Mora ... makeup artist
Floris Schuller ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Denis Wigman ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marietta De Vries ... second assistant director
Gerrit Martijn ... first assistant director

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John Gerritsen ... set constructor
Lidewij Kapteijn ... set building (as Lidewij Kapteyn)
Maarten Piersma ... set constructor
Adriaan Van Der Heuvel ... set building
Wilbert Van Dorp ... set building
Constance Van Os ... set dresser
Ank Van Straalen ... flower arrangement

Sound Department

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Tony Anscombe ... dubbing mixer
Dushko Indjic ... boom operator (as Dushko Injij)
Jo Ann Kaplan ... sound effects editor (as Joann Kaplan)
Garth Marshall ... sound recordist
Peter Maxwell ... re-recording mixer
C. Ware ... sound editor
Matthew Whiteman ... dialogue editor
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Tony Willis ... effects cameraman (uncredited)

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Luke Cardiff ... additional photography assistant
David Claessen ... camera operator
Mike Coles ... additional photographer
Agnès Godard ... focus puller
Francoise Gonin ... lighting assistant
Nico Komen ... best boy
Hayo Piebenga ... still photographer
Steve Pyke ... still photographer
Chris Renson ... clapper loader
Jean-Louis Sonzogni ... apprentice camera operator
Pierre Speyer ... grip
Pit Stenut ... gaffer
Benoît Theunissen ... grip
Rene van De Eijk ... lighting assistant
Michel Verloed ... grip
Richard Weber ... lighting assistant

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Emma Style ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dien van Straalen ... wardrobe
Joke Visser ... tailor

Location Management

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Muicke Leewenberg ... location manager
Sofie Van Wel ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Alexander Balanescu ... musician: violin
Arno Bons ... musician
Gerard Bouwhuis ... musician (as Gerard Bouwhis)
Bas Dekker ... musician
Pieter Gouderjaan ... musician
Rob Hageman ... musician
John Helstone ... musician
Jan Jansen ... musician
Sofia Kiss ... musician
Henk Leether ... musician
Sarah Leonard ... musician: singer
Beverly Lund ... musician
Michael Nyman ... musician: harpsichord
Gerrit Oloeman ... musician
Elisabeth Perry ... musician: violin
Jelle Schouten ... musician
Jorn Shroeder ... musician
Peter Stan ... musician
Win Steinman ... musician
Leo Van Oostron ... musician
Marien Van Staalen ... musician
Adri Van Velson ... musician
Peter Veenhuizen ... musician
Lene Te Voortwis ... musician
Frans Vreugdenhil ... musician
Gerbrand Westveen ... musician

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Ron van de Woude ... production driver
Peter Verzendaal ... production driver

Other crew

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Hans De Graaf ... caterer
Walter Donohue ... story editor
Evelien Jansen ... production assistant
Vera Langley ... chaperone
Stephen Masters ... titles designer
Ines Meeusen ... production secretary
Johan Ommering ... runner
Paul Oomen ... runner
Roger Phillips ... title designer
Els Rastelli ... continuity
Luke Redgrave ... production assistant
Lin Simenon ... chaperone
Karin Spiegel ... production coordinator
Catherine Van Beuzekom ... caterer

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Plot Summary

Identical twins Oliver and Oswald Deuce lose their wives in a car crash caused by a white swan. The brothers, who are zoologists, become obsessed with the death and decay of animals. They both have a relationship with Alba, the driver of the crashed car, who loses first one leg then the other. When Alba dies, the twins film their own death. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Zoo (France)
  • Zoo (Norway)
  • Ena zita kai dyo midenika (Greece)
  • Zoo (Finland)
  • Um Z e Dois Zeros (Portugal)
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  • 115 min
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Trivia Early in the movie, we are shown a front-page newspaper article about the deaths of the protagonists' wives. This front page also contains sidebar articles detailing events from two of director Peter Greenaway's subsequent films, The Belly of an Architect (1987) (the article headlined "Architect Dies") and Drowning by Numbers (1988) (the article headlined "A Hot Bath Heart Attack"). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003). See more »
Soundtracks The Teddy Bear's Picnic See more »
Quotes Alba Bewick: In the land of the legless the one-legged woman is queen.
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