A Zed and Two Noughts / A ZOO / Зед и два нуля (1986) DVD9
A surreal, stylish, symbolic but obscure film from Greenaway. It begins with a strange auto accident: the wives of twin scientists who work for a zoo are killed when a swan crashes into the car in which they are passengers. Their husbands, Brian and Eric Deacon, are overcome with a sense of loss and immerse themselves in a search for life's meaning, looking for answers in man's relations with the animal kingdom and his place within it. The Deacons become obsessed with the process of decay, using time-lapse photography to study physical deterioration in a variety of animals. At the same time, they plan the release of the zoo's population. The brothers also become involved in a menage a trois with Ferreol, who gives birth to twins, their sons. She has, meantime, had her remaining leg amputated at the prompting of Thoolen, a demented surgeon bent on turning her into the flesh-and-blood realization of a Jan Vermeer painting. Later, she becomes involved with the mysterious Kahler, another double amputee, and names him as her sons' legal father before dying...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:51:53 | 7.88 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: Russian
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andrea Ferreol, Frances Barber, Joss Ackland
Country: UK, Netherlands

Extras:
• Filmed Introduction by Peter Greenaway
• Audio Commentary by Peter Greenaway
• Making-of

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