3 generations of women share a name and an aversion to marriage. 3 husbands have reason to be afraid of water. Add to the equation 1 amorous coroner and 1 inventive little boy and so begins the game. 'Drowning by Number' is a sharp and witty tale of female camaraderie with Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson giving first-class performances. Peter Greenaway's charming pastoral setting overflows with metaphors and mathematical riddles in a film that will continue to amuse for countless viewings.