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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a french film of genre Drama directed by Peter Greenaway released in USA on 10 september 1989 with Richard Bohringer

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
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Released in USA 10 september 1989
Length 2h4
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Crime,    Romance
Rating75% 3.7992153.7992153.7992153.7992153.799215

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (stylised onscreen as The COOK The THIEF His WIFE & Her LOVER) is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. The film's graphic scatology, violence and nude scenes, as well as its lavish cinematography and formalism, were noted at the time of its release.


English gangster Albert Spica has taken over the high-class Le Hollandais Restaurant, run by French chef Richard Boarst. Spica makes nightly appearances at the restaurant with his retinue of thugs. His oafish behavior causes frequent confrontations with the staff and his own customers, whose patronage he loses, but whose money he seems not to miss.


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