The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

At Le Hollandais gourmet restaurant, every night is filled with opulence, decadence and gluttony. But when the cook, a thief, his wife and her lover all come together, they unleash a shocking torrent of sex, food, murder and revenge.

Cast

  • Richard Bohringer
  • Michael Gambon
  • Helen Mirren
  • Alan Howard
  • Tim Roth
  • Ciarán Hinds
  • Gary Olsen
  • Ewan Stewart
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  • Ron Cook

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Metacritic

100

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover is not an easy film to sit through. It doesn't simply make a show of being uncompromising -- it is uncompromised in every single shot from beginning to end. Why is it so extreme? Because it is a film made in rage, and rage cannot be modulated.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

Mr. Greenaway turns this tale of a bullying criminal and his unfaithful wife into something profound and extremely rare: 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.

Metacritic review by Caryn James
Caryn James
The New York Times