A surreal, stylish, symbolic but obscure film from Greenaway, the director of THE DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT (1983). 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 o...