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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

A Feature film by Peter Greenaway

Production year : 1989

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Erato Films, Films Inc.

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Pari Films

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A rapacious thief regularly frequents a restaurant, accompanied by his wife, with the aim of enhancing his respectability. Instead of finding social gratification there, he becomes familiar with his wife's eroticism and his own humiliation. In the parking lot, the toilets, the kitchens, and the dining room of this restaurant, ten days of preparing, swallowing and vomiting food suggest that everything, absolutely everything, is edible, although not necessarily nourishing...

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Executive Producers :

Kees Kasander, Denis Wigman

Screenwriter :

Peter Greenaway

Editor :

John Wilson

Costume designer :

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Producers :

Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Pascale Dauman

Director of Photography :

Sacha Vierny

Music Composer :

Michael Nyman

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Feature film

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Great Britain, France

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2 h 4 min

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