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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1990

From Amazon: Few directors polarize audiences like Peter Greenaway, a filmmaker as influenced by Jacobean revenge tragedy and 17th century painting as by the French New Wave. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is both adored and detested for its combination of sumptuous beauty and revolting decadence. A vile, gluttonous thief (Michael Gambon, The Singing Detective) spews hate and abuse at a restaurant run by a stoic French cook (Richard Bohringer, Diva), but under the thief's nose his wife (the ever-sensuous Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect) conducts an affair with a bookish lover (Alan Howard, Strapless)....

Directed By:
No image existsPeter Greenaway
Written By:
No image existsPeter Greenaway
No image existsRichard Bohringer
Michael GambonMichael Gambon
No image existsHelen Mirren
No image existsAlan Howard
No image existsTim Roth

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/3/2013)

Michael Gambon (Perfect Strangers, Longitude, Wives and Daughters, The Singing Detective, Dumbledore in the last Harry Potters), the thief in the title, is a pig. He represents all that is wrong with the 1%. He is concerned only with his pleasure and spends his time berating others. We can on;y watch him and hope that he...

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