Film Scouts on the Riviera 1999

Eight and a Half Women

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In Peter Greenaway's new film, a businessman from Switzerland inherits ownership of eight and half Japanese gambling houses. When his wife dies, his son, who is obsessed with the unpredictability of gambling odds, tries to ease his father's grief, and he introduces him to the interesting women featured in the films of Federico Fellini, including "81/2. Together, they come up with the idea making a bordello of their own in their large family home in Geneva.

Film synopsis written for Film Scouts by Thom Bennett

Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Written by: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Amanda Plummer, Toni Collette, Vivian Wu, Matthew Delamere, Barbara Sarafian, John Standing, Polly Walker
Produced by: Kees Kasander

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