The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Trailer

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Trailer (1989)

"Lust...Murder...Dessert. Bon Appetit!" 10 September 1989 Drama, Crime, Foreign 125 mins

The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.

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Helen Mirren

as Georgina Spica

Michael Gambon

as Albert Spica

Tim Roth

as Mitchel

Richard Bohringer

as Richard Borst

Alan Howard

as Michael

Gary Olsen

as Spangler

Ewan Stewart

as Harris

Ron Cook

as Mews

Liz Smith

as Grace

Emer Gillespie

as Patricia


Michael Nyman

Original Music Composer

Sacha Vierny

Sacha Vierny Cinematography

Sacha Vierny

Sacha Vierny Director of Photography

International Titles

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover Trailer

Der Koch, der Dieb, seine Frau und ihr Liebhaber Trailer

Kokken, tyven, hans kone & hendes elsker Trailer

Kokken, tyven, hans kone og hendes elsker Trailer

El cocinero, el ladrón, su mujer y su amante Trailer

International Releases Dates

United Kingdom 13 October 1989

Greece 23 November 1989

United States 10 September 1989

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