The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover [Import] NC-17

Lust...Murder...Dessert. Bon Appetit!
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DVD Details

  • Rated: NC-17
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 5, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Imports

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 21,546
It's as if Greenaway had all this artistry, including his own, at his disposal and created nothing but a dead piece of meat, for no reason in particular--unless it's to express his contempt for his audience. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 26, 2019
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. Full Review
Variety
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Startling and bold!
FilmsInReview.com
Oct 17, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- The Cook, the Thief. His Wife and Her Lover is a dark and grim morality play about our insatiable appetite for cruelty and power. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Aug 30, 2004
Rating: 4/4 -- It doesn't simply make a show of being uncompromising -- it is uncompromised in every single shot from beginning to end. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Still the most lavishly offensive of Greenaway's films. Full Review
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sep 1, 2009
Rating: 4/4 -- 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.
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

A French restaurant is the setting for murder, sex and revenge. The vicious Thief is Albert - Georgina is the long suffering doormat of a Wife - Michael, a fellow diner is the Lover - and the Cook is Chef Richard whose only care is his restaurant.

Product Info

  • UPC: 9317486000204
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