A zed and two noughts by peter greenaway

A Zed and Two Noughts follows the lives of Alba Bewick, and Oswald and Oliver Deuce. When an accident with a white swan leaves Alba without a leg and the Deuce's wives dead the trio must cope with a scheming doctor and their own grief. It is the brothers' grief that leads to their fixation with natural decay of animal flesh. As they progress in their grief process they seek more and more complex animals to watch fade away. The brothers' obsessions leaves them in peril of losing their jobs and drives them closer to the person at the wheel when their wives perished, Alba. In the end, their insatiable apetite for decay leads them to the top of the food chain - Humans. But who must meet an end for the evolution of Oliver and Oswald's grief?

1985, 115 mins.

A zed and two noughts Credits

Directed by Peter Greenaway

Writing Credits
Peter Greenaway

Andréa Ferréol - Alba Bewick
Brian Deacon - Oswald Deuce
Eric Deacon - Oliver Deuce
Frances Barber - Venus de Milo
Joss Ackland - Van Hoyten
Jim Davidson - Joshua Plate
Agnes Brulet - Beta Bewick
Guusje van Tilborgh - Caterina Bolnes
Gerard Thoolen - Van Meegeren
Ken Campbell - Stephen Pipe
Wolf Kahler - Felipe Arc-en-Ciel
Geoffrey Palmer - Fallast
David Attenborough - Documentary Narrator (voice)

Produced by
Kees Kasander
Peter Sainsbury

Music by
Michael Nyman

Cinematography by
Sacha Vierny

Film Editing by
John Wilson

Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field

Production Design by
Ben van Os
Jan Roelfs

Costume Design by
Patricia Lim

Makeup Department
Sara Meerman - makeup artist
Yvonne Minderman - hair stylist
Nicole Mora - makeup artist
Floris Schuller - special makeup effects artist

Production Management
Denis Wigman - production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marietta De Vries - second assistant director
Gerrit Martijn - first assistant director

Art Department
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
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 - sound re-recording mixer
C. Ware - sound editor
Matthew Whiteman - dialogue editor
Steve Hancock - sound camera operator (uncredited)

Visual Effects
Tony Willis

Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Cardiff - additional photography assistant
David Claessen - camera operator
Mike Coles - additional photographer
Agnes 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
Beno”t Theunissen - grip
Rene van De Eijk - lighting assistant
Michel Verloed - grip
Richard Weber - lighting assistant

Casting Department
Emma Style - casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dien van Straalen - wardrobe
Joke Visser - tailor

Editorial Department
Milfid Ellis - second assistant editor
Joe Frost - first assistant editor

Music Department
Alexander Balanescu - musician: violin
Arno Bons - musician
Gerard Bouwhis - musician
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

Transportation Department
Ron van de Woude - production driver
Peter Verzendaal - production driver

Other crew
Hans De Graaf - caterer
Walter Donohue - story editor
Evelien Jansen - production assistant
Vera Langley - chaperone
Muicke Leewenberg - location manager
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
Sofie Van Wel - assistant location manager