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

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Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Georgina
Alan Howard Alan Howard
Michael
Tim Roth Tim Roth
Mitchel
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen
Spangler
Ewan Stewart Ewan Stewart
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Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway
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An average movie

1 year, 6 months ago at Aug 24 10:11
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should check it again at some point. Still, I remember it pretty well.  Indeed, I was very young, maybe 14 years old and one of my sister’s best friends brought this movie saying that we should definitely check it out. Well, I had no idea what the damned thing was and I think I wasn’t really mentally prepared for somet... read more
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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.
UPC: 013131139198
Tags: Drama (11), 1989 (9), UK (7), 1980s (7), Murder (6), Food (6), Crime (6), Sex (6), France (5), Cannibalism (5), Thief (4), Classy (3), Lover (3), Restaurant (3), Romance (3), Gangster (3), Cook (2), British (2), Satire (2), Comedy (2)
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