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

NC-17
| 2h 5min | Genres: Crime, Drama
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her LoverRating: 3.8/5 (with 140 votes)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. The film's graphic scatology, violence, and nude scenes, as well as its lavish cinematography and formalism, were noted at the time of its release. ()
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Awards & Nominations for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

European Film Award for Best Production Designer

About The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.


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Trailer for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover(Trailer, 3:55)

Additional Information

Production countries: France, United Kingdom (UK)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 19 languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/10/1989
Director: Peter Greenaway
Screenwriter: Peter Greenaway
Film Editor: John Wilson
Director of Photography: Sacha Vierny
Composer: Michael Nyman
Costume designer: Jean-Paul Gaultier
Production Designer: Ben Van Os, Jan Roelfs
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Cozinheiro, o Ladrão, Sua Mulher e o Amante"
"Kuchař, zloděj, jeho žena a její milenec"
"Kokken, tyven, hans kone og hendes elsker"
"Le cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant"

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