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The cook, the thief, his wife, and her lover

Author: Peter GreenawayKees KasanderRichard BohringerMichael GambonHelen MirrenAll authors
Publisher: United Kingdom : Universal, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence, and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Greenaway; Kees Kasander; Richard Bohringer; Michael Gambon; Helen Mirren; Alan Howard; Tim Roth; Liz Smith; Sacha Vierny; John Wilson; Michael Nyman; Allarts (Firm); Elsevier Vendex Film.; Erato Films.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
OCLC Number: 77561843
Language Note: In English, German, Italian, or Spanish; with optional subtitles in: English for the deaf and hard of hearing, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Credits: Music, Michael Nyman; photography, Sacha Vierny; editor, John Wilson.
Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Liz Smith.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; PAL, regions 2 & 4; widescreen, 2:35:1; Dolby digital stereo and mono.
Other Titles: Cook, the thief, his wife, and her lover (Motion picture)
Peter Greenaways' The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover
Responsibility: Allarts in association with Elsevier Vendex presents ; a co-production between Allarts Cook, Erato Films [and] Films Inc. ; produced by Kees Kasander ; written & directed by Peter Greenaway.

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A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence, and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge.

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