The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover

1989

Peter Greenaway
Director
Allarts
Production Company
Erato Films
Production Company
Films Inc
Production Company
Miramax Films
Distributor

A wealthy Gangster and his entourage frequent a restaurant where the gangster's wife begins a torrid affair with another diner.

Bizarre mix of brutality and beauty as only Greenaway can cook them up. A feast for the eyes and ears if often an unpalatable and deeply disturbing one.
Mirren, Bohringer and Howard are good, but Gambon is something else again and if you are used to his benign Dumbledore then this is the equivalent of being kneed in the groin by your grandma.



13th October 1989
Cinema






6th April 1990
Cinema





Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
13th March 2001
DVD

Not Rated


1.85:1




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Richard Bohringer
Richard
Michael Gambon
Albert Spica
Helen Mirren
Georgina
Alan Howard
Michael
Tim Roth
Mitchel
Ciarán Hinds
Cory
Gary Olsen
Spangler
Ewan Stewart
Harris
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Turpin
Ron Cook
Mews
Liz Smith
Grace
Emer Gillespie
Patricia
Janet Henfrey
Alice
Arnie Breevelt
Eden
Tony Aleff
Troy
Paul Russell
Pup
Alex Kingston
Adele
Ian Sears
Phillipe
Willie Ross
Roy
Ian Dury
Terry Fitch
Diane Langton
May Fitch
Prudence Oliver
Corelle Fitch
Roger Lloyd Pack
Geoff
Bob Goody
Starkie
Peter Rush
Melter (?pic)
Pauline Mayer
Fish Girl
Ben Stoneham
Meat Boy
Andy Wilson
1st Diner
John Mullis
2nd Diner
Flavia Brilli
Cabaret Singer
Brenda Edwards
Dancer
Sophie Goodchild
Dancer
Alex Fraser
Waiter
Michael Clark
Waiter
Gary Logan
Waiter
Tim Geary
Waiter
Saffron Rainey
Waiter
Hywel Williams Ellis
Waiter
Michael Maguire
Waiter
Patric Walters
Kitchen Staff
Sue Maund
Kitchen Staff
Nick Brozovic
Kitchen Staff
Karrie Pagano
Kitchen Staff

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