Watch The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: 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.

🌟 7.60/10 from 30913 users
Ratings: IMDB: 7.60
Runtime: 124 mins
Genres: Crime Drama Romance Action
Director: Peter Greenaway
Actors: Michael Gambon Tim Roth Helen Mirren Ciarán Hinds Alex Kingston

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