The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover [Region 2]
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audio in italianoin un elegante ristorante gestito dal cuoco francese richard si reca ogni giorno a mangiare il volgare e feroce bandito albert, con i suoi scagnozzi e la moglie georgina. quest'ultima si innamora di un solitario avventore che di mestiere fa il bibliotecario: i due diventano amanti. nonostante la protezione di richard, che aiuta in tutti i modi i due amanti, albert si vendica atrocemente, ma la risposta di georgina e' altrettanto spietata.
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The production is flawless. Each cast member is matched perfectly to each part: a wry, clever, wise Cook (Bohringer), a violent, unpleasant, loud Thief (Gambon), a suffering quiet Wife (Mirren) and a discrete Lover (Howard). Look also for a young Tim Roth playing his usual delinquent role. The photography is carefully planned, right down to the red water melons with green rinds split open on the cutting table. All the kitchen shots look like masterful 19th century still life paintings. There are interesting visual tricks: the costumes change color as the characters move from the dining room (red) to the kitchen (green).
But be warned, this is not a pleasant movie. The film begins and ends with two unmentionable scenes. The thief insults his wife throughout the movie and it's soon difficult not to cringe at the sight of him. There is spitting and graphic vomiting. Make sure you've eaten some time before seeing this. And don't plan a dinner aftewards; you'll be too dizzy.