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The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (11-Sep-1989)

Director: Peter Greenaway

Writer: Peter Greenaway

Music: Michael Nyman

Producer: Kees Kasander

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Cooking, Revenge

Set at the elegant and decadent gourmet restaurant Le Hollondais, vulgar and sadistic gangster Albert Spica's wife Georgina has an affair with another regular patron, librarian Michael; Albert has the librarian killed. Georgina concocts a plan of revenge with the help of Hollondais' cook. Visually mesmerizing cinematography, original use of color composition, and first-rate acting highlight this disturbing masterpiece.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ian Dury
Musician
12-May-1942 27-Mar-2000 Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Michael Gambon
Actor
19-Oct-1940   The Singing Detective
Ciarán Hinds
Actor
9-Feb-1953   Munich
Alex Kingston
Actor
11-Mar-1963   River Song on Doctor Who
Helen Mirren
Actor
26-Jul-1945   Prime Suspect
Tim Roth
Actor
14-May-1961   Pulp Fiction
Liz Smith
Actor
11-Dec-1921   The Royle Family

CAST

Richard Bohringer   ...   Richard
Michael Gambon   ...   Albert
Helen Mirren   ...   Georgina
Alan Howard   ...   Michael
Tim Roth   ...   Mitchel
Liz Smith   ...   Grace
Ciarán Hinds   ...   Cory
Gary Olsen   ...   Spangler
Ewan Stewart   ...   Harris
Roger Ashton-Griffiths   ...   Turpin
Ron Cook   ...   Mews
Emer Gillespie   ...   Patricia
Janet Henfrey   ...   Alice
Arnie Breevelt   ...   Eden
Tony Alleff   ...   Troy
Paul Russell   ...   Pup
Alex Kingston   ...   Adele
Ian Sears   ...   Phillipe
Willie Ross   ...   Roy
Ian Dury   ...   Terry Fitch
Diane Langton   ...   May Fitch
Prudence Oliver   ...   Corelle Fitch
Roger Lloyd Pack   ...   Geoff
Bob Goody   ...   Starkie
Peter Rush   ...   Melter
Pauline Mayer   ...   Fish Girl
Ben Stoneham   ...   Meat Boy
Andy Wilson   ...   1st Diner
John Mullis   ...   2nd Diner
Flavia Brilli   ...   Cabaret Singer
Brenda Edwards   ...   Dancer
Sophie Goodchild   ...   Dancer
Waiters
Alex Fraser   ...   Waiter
Michael Clark   ...   Waiter
Gary Logan   ...   Waiter
Tim Geary   ...   Waiter
Saffron Rainey   ...   Waiter
Hywel Williams Ellis   ...   Waiter
Michael Maguire   ...   Waiter
Kitchen Staff
Patric Walters   ...   Kitchen Staff
Sue Maund   ...   Kitchen Staff
Nick Brozovic   ...   Kitchen Staff
Karrie Pagano   ...   Kitchen Staff

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