The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover1989

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The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
Directed by:
Peter Greenaway

"The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover" (also known as "Spica", "Koch, der Dieb, seine Frau und ihr Liebhaber, Der", "Cuoco, il ladro, sua moglie e l'amante, Il") is a Comedy/Drama/Horror film directed by Peter Greenaway, released on April 06 of 1990 in the USA , starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth and Ciarán Hinds.

Lust...Murder...Dessert. Bon Appetit!

Who directed "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover":

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover was directed by Peter Greenaway, a Welsh writer, director, actor, and cinematographer.

Before The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, Peter Greenaway had directed Drowning by Numbers, released in 1988, The Belly of an Architect (1987), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982). Since, he directed Prospero's Books, released in 1991, The Baby of Mâcon (1993), 8 ½ Women (1999).

What was the release date of "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover":

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover was initally released in the United States on Friday, April 06, 1990. Other films released on Friday, April 06, 1990 are The First Power (dir. Robert Resnikoff), Ernest Goes to Jail, Impulse (dir. Sondra Locke), and I Love You to Death (dir. Lawrence Kasdan). This was twenty-nine (29) years ago.

It has been released on Monday, September 11, 1989 in Canada; Wednesday, November 01, 1989 in France; Thursday, November 23, 1989 in Germany; October, 1989 in Spain and on Friday, March 30, 1990 in Australia.

What is the cast of "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover":

At the casting of The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover we find Richard Bohringer, previously seen in Agent trouble (1987) and Debout les crabes, la mer monte! (1983); Michael Gambon (The Rachel Papers (1989), The Beast Must Die (1974)); Helen Mirren (When the Whales Came (1989), Pascali's Island (1988)) [ more... ]

  • Willie Ross and Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Janet Henfrey also appeared in Swept from the Sea, released in 1997.
  • Ciarán Hinds and Helen Mirren also appeared in Calendar Girls, released in 2003.
  • Janet Henfrey and Roger Ashton-Griffiths also appeared together in Mr. Turner, released in 2014.

What is the Storyline of "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover":

English gangster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) has taken over the high-class Le Hollandais Restaurant, run by French chef Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer). Spica makes nightly appearances at the restaurant with his retinue of thugs. His oafish behavior causes frequent confrontations with the staff and his own customers, whose patronage he loses, but whose money he seems not to miss.

Forced to accompany Spica is his reluctant, well-bred wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), who soon catches the eye of a [...]

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