Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

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

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Georgina
Alan Howard Alan Howard
Michael
Tim Roth Tim Roth
Mitchel
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen
Spangler
Ewan Stewart Ewan Stewart
Harris


Written by
Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway
(written by)


Lists

455 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 8 years, 6 months ago 870 comments
355 votes
Mindfuck movies (162 items)
list by Vandelay
Published 6 years, 6 months ago 49 comments
183 votes
The 101 Most Controversial Films of All-Time (101 items)
list by SwornShadow
Published 5 years, 6 months ago 19 comments
159 votes
500 Essential Cult Movies (502 items)
list by Mackenzi
Published 8 months ago 6 comments
139 votes
Ugliness and demeasure in cinema (120 items)
list by natha3l
Published 5 years, 3 months ago 10 comments

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



Cover art, photos and screenshots

4 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes

Reviews

An average movie

1 year, 1 month 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
View all The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover reviews
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.
Release date: 6 April 1990
UPC: 013131139198
Tags: Drama (11), 1989 (9), UK (7), 1980s (7), Murder (6), Food (6), Crime (6), Sex (6), Cannibalism (5), France (5), Thief (4), Classy (3), Lover (3), Restaurant (3), Romance (3), Gangster (3), Satire (2), Comedy (2), Torture (2), (2)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

Kristian added this to a list 1 month, 1 week ago
mirinbuddy added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
1989 movies ranked (29 movies items)
Kandi voted for an image 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Argus posted a image 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Sanyo Mute voted for an image 2 months, 1 week ago

mirinbuddy added this to a list 3 months, 1 week ago
Weird Film of the Year (54 movies items)
Stehako added this to a list 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Watched in 2015: Movies (427 movies items)
Texhnolyze added this to a list 4 months ago
Peter Greenaway Ranked (13 movies items)
InTheWitheringWind added this to a list 4 months, 1 week ago
Favorite Movies (422 movies items)
johanlefourbe added this to a list 6 months, 1 week ago
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1980's) (153 movies items)

" Notes: When I watched this movie, 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 something like this. Indeed, it was probably the weirdest thing I had ever seen at the time and even though I wasn't really shocked, I still had a hard time to get a grip on the whole thing though. The funny thing is that, a"


kathy voted for an image 7 months, 1 week ago

Kandi voted for an image 7 months, 1 week ago

Dark Shadows posted a image 7 months, 1 week ago

sh56 voted for an image 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Mackenzi added this to a list 8 months ago
500 Essential Cult Movies (502 movies items)
Leo added this to a list 8 months, 1 week ago
SwornShadow added this to a list 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Kusse added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Movies watched in 2016 (221 movies items)

"28.10."


Riikka added this to a list 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Movies watched in 2016 (223 movies items)

"28.10. Mä harvoin vihaan elokuvia. Useimmiten nautin siitä, jos elokuva provosoi. Tämä elokuva kuitenkin onnistui saamaan minut vihaiseksi ja sen lisäksi kyllästytti. Arvio 1/10 tulee siis tunnepitoisista syistä."


johanlefourbe added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2017) (484 movies items)

" Notes: When I watched this movie, 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 something like this. Indeed, it was probably the weirdest thing I had ever seen at the time and even though I wasn't really shocked, I still had a hard time to get a grip on the whole thing though. The funny thing is that, a"


abayo added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
Watched in 2016 (74 movies items)
johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 1 month ago

An average movie

“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 something like this. Indeed, it was probably the weirdest thing I had ever seen at the time and even though I wasn't really shocked, I still had a hard time to get a grip on the whole thing though. The funny thing is that, at the time, I really recognized only Richard Bohringer who was (and still is) a famous French actor but there were in fact plenty of other interesting actors also involved (Michael ” read more

Eleanor voted for 2 images 1 year, 2 months ago

muh added this to a list 1 year, 2 months ago
watched in 2016 (227 movies items)
CarminaX added this to a list 1 year, 2 months ago
moviebuff added this to a list 1 year, 3 months ago
denis24 added this to a list 1 year, 6 months ago
Top 10 Movies of The Year (370 movies items)
denis24 added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago
Watched in...2016 (866 movies items)
The Return Of Orlok added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago
Top 50 Favorite Films (50 movies items)

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block