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The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover

Author: Kees KasanderPeter GreenawayRichard BohringerMichael GambonHelen MirrenAll authors
Publisher: Troy, MI : Anchor Bay Entertainment Inc., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen version (aspect ratio 1.85:1)View 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: Feature films
Erotic films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kees Kasander; Peter Greenaway; Richard Bohringer; Michael Gambon; Helen Mirren; Alan Howard; Tim Roth; Liz Smith; Sacha Vierny; John Wilson; Michael Nyman; Miramax Films.; Allarts (Firm); Elsevier Vendex Film.; Allarts Cook (Firm); Erato Films.; Films Incorporated.; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 46491028
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: theatrical trailers.
Credits: Photography, Sacha Vierny ; editor, John Wilson ; music, Michael Nyman.
Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Liz Smith.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: NC-17.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Allarts in association with Elsevier Vendex presents ; a co-production between Allarts Cook, Erato Films, 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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