The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

$7m

DBO
18 1989 124 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Tired of her husband's boorish lifestyle and difficult attitude, the wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secret romance with a bookish patron between meals at her husband's restaurant, sneaking in liaisons while he and his thugs dine.

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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover -  A Great Teacher

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - A Great Teacher

Beyond belligerent, Albert forces Georgina to join him in giving the young dishwasher a very adult education. In this scene: Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Notes for Gourmets

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Notes for Gourmets

While Albert lectures his associates on the finer points of gourmet dining, Georgina loses herself in the eyes of a bookish patron. In this scene: Michael (Alan Howard), Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren), Mitchel (Tim Roth)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - What Are You Looking At?

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - What Are You Looking At?

Having obviously never heard the phrase "the customer's always right," Albert goes about harassing patrons in the men's room. In this scene: Albert Spica (Michael Gambon)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - The Sign

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - The Sign

Albert brings his entourage into the kitchen where he then taunts the kitchen staff and unveils the restaurant's newest gimmick. In this scene: Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren), Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Stick  A Fork In It

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Stick A Fork In It

To put a stop to Albert's harassment, Patricia uses the only weapon in her arsenal, Georgina's affair. In this scene: Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Patricia (Emer Gillespie)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - 30 Minutes

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - 30 Minutes

Breaking their silence may have spoiled some of the mystery between Michael and Georgina, but it hasn't spoiled their passion. In this scene: Michael (Alan Howard), Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Prairie Oysters

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Prairie Oysters

The always crass Albert uses a vomit-inducing analogy to explain to Mitchel the level of loyalty he expects from his men. In this scene: Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Mitchel (Tim Roth), Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Babies

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover - Babies

Albert lectures his men and Georgina on the makings of a proper diet, making sure to grope her breasts and embarrass her as much as possible. In this scene: Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren), Michael (Alan Howard), Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Mitchel (Tim Roth), Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer)

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Starring: Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Beyond belligerent, Albert forces Georgina to join him in giving the young dishwasher a very adult education. In this scene: Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), Georgina Spica (Helen Mirren)