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Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989)

Original Title : Cook the Thief His Wife &, Her Lover, The
Director : Peter Greenaway
Writer : Peter Greenaway
Genre : Drama
Horror
Country : France
Language : English
Producer : Pascale Dauman , Kees Kasander , Daniel Toscan du Plantier , Denis Wigman
Music : Michael Nyman
Photography : Sacha Vierny
Distributor : Miramax Films [us]
IMDB ID : 0097108
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Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989) - Peter Greenaway
 

Starring

Richard Bohringer Richard Borst
Michael Gambon Albert Spica
Michael Gambon Albert Spica
 

Plot

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.
 

Comments

"The Cook,the Thief,His Wife and Her Lover" * * "The Cook,the Thief,His Wife and Her Lover" is probably one of the most twisted films I have seen.The entire film is set like a stage play and the cinematography is moody.I didn't have much interest in this film.I found the film to painful to look at while other scenes were pretty much rewarding.This is definitly the kind of film that I wouldn't be allowed to see 12 years ago.I have to admire the film for it's ending which delivered a kick to my stomach."The Cook,the Thief,His Wife and Her Lover" isn't a film that is to be taken lightly.I have seen films that I would consider to be far worse than this.I wouldn't place this on my favorite films list because my attention or interest span kept walking away from me.Next time I go to a local video store,I'll probably know what not to rent.I have to give a thumbs up to the director though for surprising me with the ending.
 
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Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989) - Peter Greenaway
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