Watch: A Zed & Two Noughts 1985 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.
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Elegant Tale of Decomposing
I knew how strange and unusual Greenaway could be but Zed, I believe could take the cake :). I am not sure what it is all about but I still enjoy the triumvirate Greenaway – Sasha Verny- Michael Nyman. Some ideas and images Greenaway will use in the later “8 1/2 women” and “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover” – especially, the soundtrack. “Dead Ringers” and “Mon oncle d’Amérique” (two beautiful weirdnesses themselves) also come to mind while watching Greenaway’s elegant tale of decomposing which is also his meditations about life, death and grief. As in earlier “The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982), Greenaway explores the relationship between the close relatives – the twin brothers are in the center of “A Zed & two Noughts”. The movie is also a modern retelling of an ancient myth about Leda and Zeus who took the form of a swan and slept with Leda on the same night as her husband, King Tyndareus. Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta.
Greenaway considers that 90% of his films one way or another refers to paintings. “A Zed & two Noughts” refers openly and with great admiration to the paintings of Johannes Vermeer van Delft.
“A Zed & two Noughts” is not easy film to watch, its characters are not sympathetic, it lacks warmth and sentimentality but as always in Greenaway’s films, it is a feast for eyes, ears, and for brain.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Peter Greenaway
Writer Peter Greenaway
Actors Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol
Country United Kingdom, Netherlands
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm