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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her LoverSpica, who is an English gangster, has taken over a high-class restaurant. Georgina, his abused wife, meets and soon fall in love with a bookshop owner, who constantly goes to the restaurant. They have a love affair under his nose but Spica learns it after all. He command his retinue to secretly kill her lover and then she decide to revenge.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"Peter GreenawayBirthdate: 5 April 1942, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK
Creators of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"Peter GreenawayBirthdate: 5 April 1942, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK
Critic Reviews of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"Variety Staff VarietyOctober 18, 2008
Albert is one of the ugliest characters ever brought to the screen. Ignorant, over-bearing and violent, it's a gloriously rich performance by Gambon.Geoff Andrew Time OutJune 24, 2006
For a Jacobean-style drama about deadly emotions, the film lacks passion; only in the final half-hour, with Michael Nyman's funereal music supplying a welcome gravity, does it at last exert a stately power.Caryn James New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A work so intelligent and powerful that it evokes our best emotions and least civil impulses, so esthetically brilliant that it expands the boundaries of film itself.James Berardinelli ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
Taboos? If director Peter Greenaway has any, you can't tell by this film.Desson Thomson Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Give or take another masterpiece coming down the pike, this intricately assembled, viscerally provocative tract on consumerism gone full and grisly circle, is without a doubt, the most accomplished, astounding film of the year.Hal Hinson Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Greenaway, the bemused, coolly ironic truth-teller, has painted a cruel portrait for a cruel time.Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.comAugust 13, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] ... a masterpiece of British cinema built on several hundred years of literary tradition. The film must be viewed more than once to begin to apprehend its strong and subtle layers of rope-thick satire.Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.ComApril 23, 2011
Take it or leave it: Greeanway's contemporary Jacobean drama, about greed, adultery and cannibalism, is brutal, provocative and visually brilliant.Rob Nelson City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulSeptember 01, 2009
Still the most lavishly offensive of Greenaway's films.Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie ReviewsOctober 15, 2007
Highly stylized and elegant Jacobean revenge tale over adultery and jealousy that rolls against the taste buds like a mouth full of hot pepper.Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and PracticeAugust 30, 2004
The Cook, the Thief. His Wife and Her Lover is a dark and grim morality play about our insatiable appetite for cruelty and power.Victoria Alexander FilmsInReview.comOctober 17, 2003
Startling and bold!
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