The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 10, 1989
    NC-17, Theatrical

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Cast 15

  1. 海伦·米伦

    海伦·米伦
    Georgina Spica

  2. Michael Gambon

    Michael Gambon
    Albert Spica

  3. Tim Roth

    Tim Roth
    Mitchel

  4. Richard Bohringer

    Richard Bohringer
    Richard Borst

  5. Alan Howard

    Alan Howard
    Michael

  6. Ciarán Hinds
  7. GO

    Gary Olsen
    Spangler

  8. Ewan Stewart

    Ewan Stewart
    Harris

  9. Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  10. Ron Cook

    Ron Cook
    Mews

  11. Liz Smith

    Liz Smith
    Grace

  12. EG

    Emer Gillespie
    Patricia

  13. Janet Henfrey
  14. Roger Lloyd-Pack
  15. Alex Kingston

Crew 7

Camera

  1. SV

    Sacha Vierny
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. Peter Greenaway

    Peter Greenaway
    Director

Editing

  1. JW

    John Wilson
    Editor

Production

  1. KK

    Kees Kasander
    Producer

  2. SH

Sound

  1. MN

    Michael Nyman
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. Peter Greenaway

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