The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover


2h 6m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Revenge drama set in a gourmet restaurant involving a cook, a thief, the thief's wife and her lover.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant, Le, cocinero, el ladrón, su mujer y su amante, El
MPAA Rating
NC-17
Genre
Crime
Dark Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/MIRAMAX
Location
Goldcrest Elstree Studios, London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Synopsis

Revenge drama set in a gourmet restaurant involving a cook, a thief, the thief's wife and her lover.

Crew

Jonathan Agnew

Art Assistant

Birgit Berger

Assistant Editor

Michael Bleasdale

Assistant

Bas Boone

Assistant

Flavia Brilli

Song Performer

Tom Buchanan

Boom Operator

Jonathan Carney

Music

Paul Chapman

Song Performer

Arthur Cloquet

Camera Operator

Paul Connell

Assistant

Anthony Costin

Assistant

David H Cunningham

Music Producer

Nancy D'ancona

Production Coordinator

Nils Dammers

Electrician

Michael Danks

Editor

Pascale Dauman

Coproducer

Michael Degraaf

Scenic Artist

Wieger Dejong

Scenic Artist

Patrick Delore

Makeup Assistant

Constance Devos

On-Set Dresser

Sjoerd Didden

Makeup

Michael J Dutton

Music

Terry Edwards

Dialogue Coach

Milfid Ellis

Assistant Director

Julie Eyres

Production Assistant

Sophie Fiennes

Production Assistant

Andy Findon

Music

David Foster

Grip

David Fuest

Other

David Fuest

Music

Jean-paul Gaultier

Costume Designer

Peter Greenaway

Screenplay

Will Gregory

Other

James Hall

Music

Steve Hall

Assistant

John Harle

Music

Mark Harrison

Assistant Director

Mark Harrison

Production

Max Harrison

Other

Paul Harrison

Assistant

Daniel Harvey

Assistant

Charles Hayward

Assistant

Nigel Heath

Sound Effects

Tony Hinnigan

Other

Trevor Holland

Sound Editor

Sharon Howard-field

Casting Director

Michael Howells

Assistant Art Director

Lidewij Kapteijn

Construction

Kees Kasander

Producer

Alexander Kasterine

Driver

Nico Komen

Best Boy

Piotr Kukla

Electrician

Chris Lawrence

Stand-In

Sarah Leonard

Song Performer

Karen Lindsay Stewart

Casting Associate

Rebecca Loak

Production

Giorgio Locatelli

Props

Garth Marshall

Sound Mixer

Gerrit Martijn

Assistant Director

Maxine Matts

Assistant Editor

Peter Maxwell

Sound

Martin Mccullagh

Grip

Charles Mcdonald

Consultant

Ashley Mcduffy

Production Assistant

Sara Meerman

Makeup

Michael Nyman

Other

Michael Nyman

Music

John Perry

Guitarist

Maarten Piersma

Construction

Chris Renson

Other

David Roach

Music

Julian Rodd

Assistant Editor

Jan Roelfs

Art Director

Natasha Ross

Assistant Director

Nick Searle

Production Assistant

Cor Severs

Production Accountant

Shirley Shaw

Sound Editor

David Stewart

Trombone Player

Ted Swanscott

Other

Daniel Toscan Du Plantier

Coproducer

Reinier Van Brummelen

Gaffer

Karen Van Der Werff

Production Manager

Elianne Van Dorp

Wardrobe

Wilbert Van Dorp

Construction Manager

Dori Van Noort

Construction

Ben Van Os

Production Designer

Hanneke Van Roon

Makeup Assistant

Ank Van Straalen

Assistant Art Director

Dien Van Straalen

Wardrobe Supervisor

Coen Verbeek

Production Assistant

Pieter Verneer

Electrician

Nathalie Vierny

Continuity

Sacha Vierny

Director Of Photography

Denis Wigman

Coproducer

Paul Wilkins

Props

John Wilson

Editor

Aad Wirtz

Adr

Nigel Wood

Production Accountant

Nigel Worlidge

Assistant

Andi Wright

Assistant

Chris Wyatt

Sound Editor

Swavek Zukowski

Camera Trainee

Film Details

Also Known As
Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant, Le, cocinero, el ladrón, su mujer y su amante, El
MPAA Rating
NC-17
Genre
Crime
Dark Comedy
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/MIRAMAX
Location
Goldcrest Elstree Studios, London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 8, 1990

Released in United States April 20, 1990

Released in United States September 1996

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 11, 1989.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venice Night) September 4, 1989.

Shown at Sitges Film Festival, Spain October 1989.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 8, 1990.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 8, 1990.

Shown at Houston International Film Festival April 20, 1990.

Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.

Vanessa Redgrave dropped out of the cast and was replaced by Helen Mirren. Film was released theatrically with no rating.

Began shooting February 12, 1989.

Completed shooting April 1989.

Released in United States Spring April 6, 1990

Released in United States April 13, 1990 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 17, 1990

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 11, 1989.)

Released in United States September 4, 1989 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venice Night) September 4, 1989.)

Released in United States October 1989 (Shown at Sitges Film Festival, Spain October 1989.)

Released in United States February 8, 1990 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 8, 1990.)

Released in United States April 20, 1990 (Shown at Houston International Film Festival April 20, 1990.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)

Released in United States Spring April 6, 1990

Released in United States April 13, 1990

Released in United States on Video October 17, 1990

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 4, 1989

Released in United States October 1989

Released in United States February 8, 1990

Released in United States March 8, 1990 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 8, 1990.)