The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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Original title The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Category Drama, Crime
UK Release Date
Production year 1989
Production Country
Directors Peter Greenaway
Cast Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds, Liz Smith, Gary Olsen, Ewan Stewart, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ian Dury, Diane Langton, Prudence Oliver, Ron Cook, Emer Gillespie


Academy Award-nominees Tim Roth and Helen Mirren star in this exotic modern fable about infidelity. Acclaimed director Peter Greenaway directs, weaving a story of a woman (Mirren), bored of her crime boss husband (Gambon), who starts having an affair with a quiet bookseller (Howard) at her husband's restaurant. Greenaway draws remarkable comparisons between food, sex, and violence, changing the way we think about our behavior and actions. Truly inventive camera work brings this unique world to life.