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#835. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover

  • Year: 1989
  • Country: France, Netherlands, Great Britain
  • Production: Vendex, Miramax, 124m
  • Director: Peter Greenaway
  • Producer: Pascale Dauman, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Kees Kasander, Denis Wigman
  • Screenplay: Peter Greenaway
  • Photography: Sacha Vierny
  • Music: Michael Nyman
  • Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth

Abridged Book Description

Taking his dissatisfaction with conservative politics to the extreme, Peter Greenaway devised The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover as an opulent and decadent riposte to Margaret Thatcher's England.. Greenaway directs his film like a tapestry gone wrong, revealing all manner of depravity as he pans back and forth between the kitchen and dining room in search of a smidgen of good will amidst the savagery.