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

Director
Peter Greenaway

Main cast
Michael Gambon; Helen Mirren; Tim Roth; Richard Bohringer; Alan Howard

Genres
Foreign, Crime, Drama

Description
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.


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