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Black comedy about Albert Spica, the barbaric leader of a criminal gang, who in the company of his wife Georgina and a bunch of henchmen pays daily visits to his own high-class restaurant. When Georgina meets a bookshop owner there one night, who is quite the opposite of her gluttonous, bigoted husband, she immediately feels attracted to him. The two have a passionate relationship, with the help of the cook who arranges a safe place at the restaurant where the lovers can meet. Until the romance is discovered - with all due horrific consequences.

Title: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Year: 1989
Duration : 2 hours, 4 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2015

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