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.
- Category:Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
- Stars:Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, Richard Bohringer,
- Country:Netherlands, UK, France
- Director:Peter Greenaway,
- Writer:Peter Greenaway
Spica, who is an English gangster, has taken over a high-class restaurant. Georgina, his abused wife, meets and soon fall in love with a bookshop owner, who constantly goes to the restaurant. They have a love affair under his nose but Spica learns it after all. He command his retinue to secretly kill her lover and then she decide to revenge. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover torrent reviews
(ru) wrote: One of the worst films of 2013.....
(kr) wrote: I was not even able to watch the whole movie. It's a wast of time.
(fr) wrote: I love this movie! A classic romantic comedy with wonderful performances and lots of laughs.
(es) wrote: Four twentysomethings come up with a get rich plan and head to New Guinea to find Michael Rockefeller, the son of a vice-president who disappeared in the 60's. All of the cameras are ran by the kids themselves and apparently someone finds the footage which is what you are watching. Sound familiar? Well that's because this is actually a loose remake of Cannibal Holocaust sans the animal killings. I enjoyed the last 30 minutes but you have to endure the preceding 60 with the cast acting like they're on MTV's 'The Real World'; they bitch, whine, insult each other, throw tantrums and then die gruesome deaths just like the show--well, except the dying part, unfortunately.
(fr) wrote: One of my favorite comedies.
(jp) wrote: The characters are unlikable and the story doesn't make any sense.
(br) wrote: For a movie like this coming out in the mid 80's, I wasn't expecting much. But it turned out that I was entertained enough to like this movie. Now, I'm not going to become a disciple for this movie... but it was fun. ps Linda Fiorentino was actually pretty attractive in this... which always helps.B'ish
(de) wrote: Though it may be reminiscent of early spy film like James Bond. Diabolik has no outstanding, redeeming, characteristics. He is just a crook who has no excuse to be out of jail. 100 Days of Superheroes:Day 3: Danger Diabolik"The entire crime syndicate does not worry me as much as one man-Diabolik!"Welcome to the world of retro Europe. Where woman wear scantly clad clothing and the boys wear full body wet suits....for everything. This is the world of Diabolik.Now I suppose I have to fill the rest of you in on the character of Diabolik seeing as he is about as obscure as far as superheroes can go. The character is in fact adapted from a comic book but the reason you haven't heard of it is because it is a smaller Italian one. He was posed as a very Robin Hood-esc character. A villain with a softer, heroic side to him. Unfortunately the movie down plays this tremendously. Here Diabolic is posed as an almost completely unsympathetic villain. One who steals from anyone and everyone to appease his girlfriend's luxurious appetite. He doesn't really care whom he kills or what he has to do to get the good. It makes the audience almost root for his detective nemesis more. Maybe that's what the filmmakers were going for....maybe. The only hint of his antihero persona from the comics is when he helps try to take down the head of the crime syndicate.In truth Danger: Diabolik almost plays itself off as more of a spy action thriller than any conventional superhero film. You've got the rouge, dashing protagonist, hot sports cars, gadgets, women, and even the theme music. This is where Diabolik shines as a film. They did it so well it went on to inspire the styles such films as Coppala's CQ and Speed Racer. Where the film falls apart is in its main character of Diabolik. Some of his exploits are amusing to watch but as a character he is just dead weight. Sure his sidekick Eva is no impressive actor either but at least she's good eye candy. I'm not looking to hear her talk. However, Diabolik virtually exists and an enigma, a puzzle for the detectives to constantly try to piece together. Because he's not interesting as a character (due mostly to a lackluster performance) it is hard to root or feel any kind of connection to him. You don't really care if he fails or succeeds in his exploits.As for the effects, the film is certainly dated but the majority of the special effects are practical and simple, so most of them look pretty good, or as good as they can look on a 400,000 dollar budget. They are nothing mind blowing, but they compliment the story well enough.In the end Diabolik is a fun film. It has all the makings of a great spy film reminiscent of the early James Bond adventures. The real problems emerge in the foundation of how they chose to tell the story and by eliminating the heroic part of Diabolik, it just distilled him into a villain who had no excuse to be out of jail.
(mx) wrote: An interesting interpretation of the Western in a modern setting, filled with car chases filmed like horse pursuit, old school Mexican stand-offs and sociopolitical commentary.
(au) wrote: The Punisher has had a lot of major misfires with previous big screen efforts to do justice to the franchise. This time they finally got it right; if only just. This is a very sinister and violent fare, but one that is surprisingly funny and appropriately over-the-top. If you really are a fan of the Punisher comics, then you're in for a treat. Everyone else will probably struggle with this one, particularly if you have more delicate sensibilities. Ray Stevenson IS The Punisher!!
(jp) wrote: Stuart Little is cute, but the third act was a bit too generic.
(it) wrote: I loved every minute of this movie. HIGHLY recommended. Definitely one of the best comic book movies of all time.