A Zed and Two Noughts

117 mins
7.8 / 10 (1457)


​​A car collides with a swan outside a zoo. Two women passengers die but the driver Alba survives with a leg amputation. Obsessed with the accident, the zoologist husbands of the dead women—twins Oliver and Oswald—become fascinated by the processes of decay and embark on a strange affair with Alba.

MUBI's take

Another self-reflexive intellectual puzzle and black comedy from Peter Greenaway, A Zed and Two Noughts also marks the beginning of the filmmaker’s fruitful two-decade collaboration with cinematographer Sacha Vierny