The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Greenaway describes the impulses behind his work as "technical and aesthetic and cerebral and academic." His films have not been developed according to the demands of narrative ("Cinema is much too important to be left to the storytellers," says Greenaway), but by equally deterministic formulas of the director's own devising: formalism, structural symmetry,...read more

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover - Official Trailer
00:17 — Art house director Greenaway, serves up a feast for the eyes and ears, but not for the stomach. Sado-masochism, political symbolism, opera, gangsters (more…)

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Greenaway describes the impulses behind his work as "technical and aesthetic and cerebral and academic." His films have not been developed according to the demands of narrative ("Cinema is much too important to be left to the storytellers," says Greenaway)… (more)

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