Homesex movieThe Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)Movie Sex &...

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)Movie Sex & Nudity

Multiple full male nudity scenes, not only sex scenes but violence is also depicted.
A bunch of men strip a man butt-nude. His rear is shown as he is covered in dog shit. His pubic hair is shown.
A nude man covered in shit gets washed off.
A man touches a woman’s breast through her clothing. They enter the toilets’ and make out. He touches her breast. She takes off her dress showing off her bra, and unzips him, and suck him off. He penetrates her as she quietly moans. They are interrupted by a man.
A man kisses a woman while she washes her hands. He aggressively kisses her, and kisses her breast.
A man and a woman make love in a food storage. They undress each other as they are shown butt-nude. It lasts under a minute in a few shots.
A man talks about cow udders as “tits”. He touches his lover’s breasts, and checks her dress to realise she is not wearing her bra. A young man asks him if he has tits. He retaliates.
A man drags his wife and a child in the car to sexually assault them. The child escapes, but rapes his wife.
A man and a woman make love in a food storage room entirely nude.
A man and a woman make love in a dark room. Not much love-making. It is mostly chatting, and nudity is present.
Michael and Georgina are seen nude throughout the scenes of hiding from Albert, and are kept safe. They are seen walking in a truck full of pig meat. They are seen being showered by a man helping them. The next scene shows them walking around entirely nude. Michael wears a blanker, and Georgina wears a robe.
Much strong nudity is present; there are several sex scenes but they are not particularly graphic.


Translated by XX www.rabudo-ru.com


In 1989, Peter Greenaway, a British director known for his unconventional and rebellious ways, cooked a sumptuous meal with a camera. That year, he was 47 years old. In his prime, he was energetic, strong in physique, strong in will and highly skilled. More importantly, he must have an invincible and powerful stomach before he could finally complete this unprecedented feast. He thought that the film audience would be like him and eat all the delicious food that the most hidden desire could imagine and could not imagine, Without indigestion. This movie dinner is “cook, thief, his wife and her lover”.

Just look at the name, there is food, greed, sex and betrayal, which is in line with the Chinese old saying: Food and color are also sexual, so it has a fantastic Chinese Translation: “lust, color, fragrance”. If you really think you can have both the pleasure of eating and the fun of the third way, such people will probably be unlucky. After the banquet, even if you don’t vomit out the bile, you will be an ascetic monk for at least ten days and a half months.

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A dark parking lot shrouded in the night. Only ghost buildings and feeble neon lights can be seen around. The cement ground is suffused with the faint blue luster of metal. The bearded “thief” who looks like a bandit (I always don’t understand why he is called a thief in the movie name. Although he also has a name, I prefer to call him “gourmet”) and his minions are beating a man in debt. The man was dragged to the side of the car by the gourmet. His head was dripping with blood and he was unable to resist. The gourmet asked his men to strip off his clothes, put his feet on his lower body, and then picked up dog dung to coat his face and whole body. The gourmet’s “wife” sat in the car smoking without expression. Several wild dogs kept running around the group like flies found a huge piece of rotten meat. The curse of the gourmet and the deep and fierce roar of the vicious dog echoed in the night sky.


As soon as the camera turned, a shining green door appeared at one end of the parking lot. The light inside was bright and attractive. The unsmiling French “Chef” stood at the door to meet the gourmet. After venting, the gourmet walked into the kitchen surrounded by his minions. The cooks seem well-trained. Everyone is busy with their own work, cutting, washing, steaming and baking, banging and banging. The gourmet pointed to the two trucks with the warehouse door open in the parking lot and told the cook that he had brought him meat and fish. The Cook said that he had to purchase all the things he used, which was the guarantee of quality.

The gourmet walked through the kitchen and into the restaurant. The door was glowing red, all the dining tables, furnishings, floors and roofs in the restaurant were as red as blood, and all the waiters were dressed in red. There are plenty of diners. All the tables are surrounded by a long table in the center. Wives and men sit around the table, surrounded by stars and moon, waiting for him to arrive. We noticed that a middle-aged man sat at a small table near the door of the restaurant. He turned a deaf ear to the noise around him and was absorbed in reading a book. He is the lover.

The main characters appeared one after another, with two doors, parking lot – kitchen – restaurant. A big meal of desire began not only in the restaurant, but also in various places.

Scene 1: Restaurant

In this movie about “eating”, of course, the restaurant is the main scene.

The owner of the restaurant is a gourmet. In this closed fable world, what he owns is not only the restaurant and food in the material sense, but also the freedom and personality of all people in it, whether waiters or diners. For him, daily eating has become a ceremony with abundant material and spiritual food.

The restaurant’s furnishings are gorgeous and vulgar. The lust drowns all the scarlet. The hasty and low music complement the vulgarity and desire of the gourmet. His insatiable stool and stomach are constantly supplemented with food, and his ignorance and rudeness control everyone else’s appetite and fear.

The first is his elegant and melancholy wife. He ridiculed the dishes he ordered. In a plate of exquisite French dishes, he added all kinds of spices and juices, making it disgusting. His wife will get a slap in the face if she says a wrong word. He announced to everyone: like the lobster on the plate, you are also my food. Anyone touching it will make me angry! Then, with his big fat hand, he tore off the lobster pliers, broke his neck and swallowed it contentedly. If the diner is a little disrespectful to him, he will be punched and kicked like the poor man who refuses to move his tables and chairs to let him watch the dancer’s performance, and the vegetable juice will pour all over his face. The book in the hands of a middle-aged man (lover) was thrown on the ground by the gluttonous several times. He was humiliated and powerless. In his eyes, the restaurant is a place to eat. “Rice” of course does not include books, but it includes everything except knowledge: possession, power, violence, plunder, money, lust

Quietly, another theme also grew rapidly and plump in the restaurant, and soon became an irresistible temptation like the French food with a metal cover. From the moment his wife inadvertently caught a glimpse of the middle-aged man who bowed his head to study, from the moment when the two eyes accidentally collided and could no longer be separated, and from the moment when the waiter served them the exquisite French cuisine at the same time, the middle-aged man became a “lover”. For the first time, the truth surged in this Baroque flashy restaurant, and there was something that people were worried about.

Scene 1 • 1: toilet

The bathroom is a subsidiary of the restaurant and a supporting role derived from it. It seems that it should belong to the wife, which is commensurate with her status. From the ground to the top, it is pure white, which is very different from the bright red restaurant. It is the first Habitat found by silent lust. Wives and lovers can only hide in this cramped and unbearable space for trysts and sex. However, they immediately found that they were wrong. In order to find a wife, the jealous gourmet even rushed in to drive away the female guests who were going to the toilet. Infatuated men and women complain that they can’t have sex twice. They are happy with each other. In the twinkling of an eye, they tremble and make people feel pity.

The White was so pale that the poor wife had nowhere to go.

Scene 2: Kitchen

On the surface, it belongs to the French chef. He manages it in an orderly manner. When there are no gourmets, the cook and the cook must be in a happy mood. They each try their best to cook delicious dishes for the guests. The chant of the youth cleaning dishes floats in the green light and Symphonies with pots and pans. It is a beautiful picture mixed with secular warmth and sacred emotions.

At the beginning of the film, the insulted indebted man sits on the chair brought by the cook. The water in the water dragon washes the dirt on him. His head is buried between his arms and sobs quietly. No one bothers him, surrounded by the silence of his brothers.

The wife and her lover found refuge and Paradise here. Under the protection of a kind cook, the wife finally opened the door of her body in a few days and enjoyed the sexual delicacy that should belong to her. Across the curtain, there are lovers who want to die and chefs who cut vegetables. At this time, the director used a rare group of fast-paced cutting lenses, winding flesh, soul killing moans, light kitchen knives and bright light. This is the only pleasing moment in the film. The hymn is clear and the green light is filled with the room, which is the green of life and love.

The gluttonous food broke in at any time, but it constantly broke the warm peace here. The work was interrupted, the singing stopped, the youth hid, and the lover slipped away in embarrassment under the cover of the crowd. After a conversation at the dinner table revealed the secret, the gourmet finally lifted the table and threw the bowl, destroying everything. The cook is not the real master after all.

Scenario 3: parking lot

The backyard of the restaurant, the backyard of desire, the fierce dog as strong as an ox and the ferocious looking gourmet are the common owners. The dark blue light shrouds the place of sin. The roaring dogs covet the moldy and stinking rotten meat of two cars of maggots. The gourmet vent the most secret and cruel abnormal and violent impulses. The wife under surveillance and suspicion was torn and humiliated under the coveted eyes of beasts and minions, surrounded by an ambiguous and silent night.

This is also the only way to escape. The wife and lover were naked and hid in the rotten meat of maggots. The cook drove them to the newborn. I hope people are right this time. There is light in the darkest place.

Scene 4: Library

Water washes away bacteria and putrefaction, and the naked body feels free and safe for the first time. After the unbearable purgatory like pain, maybe everything is worth it. This will be the most reliable protection and the warmest destination.

This is the only place that has nothing to do with the gourmet. It belongs to the lover who symbolizes knowledge and civilization. It is a private territory. There is no deliberate color, dark yellow bookshelves, rows of yellow old books, clean and comfortable beds under orange lights, and even no sound. Perhaps, the sound exists, but it is not the noise of desire, but the heartbeat that directly communicates with the soul in the book.

Scenario 4 • 1: Hospital

The young man would rather die than tell where his wife was hiding. The gourmet stuffed buttons into his mouth and navel. He was tortured to death, but people were just silent.

A public space should be safer and more independent than the library, but the weakness of the public is as eye-catching as the bright yellow on the wall.

Ending, death and revenge

The whereabouts of his wife and lover are still known. His wife went to the hospital to see the teenager. The gourmet and his men broke in. His lover choked on the pages forced into his mouth. The bookshelf collapsed and the ground was covered with residual paper. The returning wife lay in the arms of her lover until dawn

The gourmet was invited by the chef to have a special feast. There were only one table and one chair in such a large restaurant, and his wife was waiting for him. In the accompaniment of the sacred music, the door of the restaurant opened and the chefs lined up, including the teenagers in wheelchairs and all the people insulted by him, to carry him the last big meal – the carefully cooked lover’s body. His wife pointed a gun at his head: you swore to kill him and eat his meat. Now, keep your promise. Trembling, cutting, vomiting, chewing. With a gunshot, the gourmet fell to the ground.

At the gunshot, the curtain fell, and I suddenly realized that this was an elaborate play designed by Greenaway. Grenadier firmly controlled the development of the story in such several real and imaginary scenes, gave each scene personality and characteristics, and made them an indispensable main role in the play. Closed, such as the composition of the stage, the modeling sense of characters and props, the light and color of expressionism, the music and sound with rich meaning, the performance style of stage drama, and the plot is structured in chronological order, so as to divide the film into seven acts. All these can show his preference for painting and drama, form and creation. I was in a trance for a moment and didn’t know whether I should believe in myself. From watching the film, I emphasized my heart rather than my brain. I measured good and bad by moving, and found myself in his form. But it can be found that my shock and moving, sadness and fear are inseparable from the story and its form. If I ignore the powerful metaphorical function of the film in form, I may only regard it as an ordinary black comedy.

In several scenes, restaurants and parking lots always suppress the release of people’s normal desires and are in a strong position. Extreme vulgarity and extreme coldness, numerous and urgent strings, low and dull, ugly and vulgar farces are staged here. Cruel and abnormal vent and indulge in display, greed, wealth, power, violence, carnal desire, deception, stupidity, decay, metamorphosis, abuse and miscellaneous things, Only without love and dignity. This is the reality that grenadia wants us to face. The kind-hearted people who are most closely related to this are like the kitchen. They can’t grasp their own destiny. Even a little kindness is the price of blood and complete destruction. The most ideal library is doomed. Love and goodness have no place to go. Evil and power are popular. No matter where they are, they are the restaurant of the wicked. The world is just a carnival of the wicked and a gluttonous appetite. There are also ignorance’s abuse of wisdom (gourmet and lover, ignorance and books), individual bullying in society (gourmet and diner), fragile sanctity and powerful violence (youth and gourmet), and so on. Perhaps these are not new topics, and now there is a suspicion of alarmism, but Greenaway used his method to allude to the truth, but it is so shocking that people have to be a little vigilant. If there is no correspondence between characters and scenes, no rendering of light and shadow symbols, no sound cooperation, these forms and subtle and exquisite arrangements, its strength will be greatly weakened.

Some people describe Greenaway as a postmodern film director. I haven’t been clear about the concept of postmodernism. If postmodernism is just a method, a collage of forms, then he is indeed. Like most of his works, this film proves that he is worthy of being a master of formalism. If postmodernism means the elimination of meaning, the nothingness of noumenon and the avoidance of emotion, from this work alone, I see a very profound Grenadier. Like a sharp blade, he angrily stabbed into the heart of Britain and the whole human beings outside Britain, completely disgusted the false ideal and indifference, and rarely showed his right edge of criticism. At the same time, he was not as indifferent as Kubrick and Pasolini. He retained a few worldly love and kindness for us. We heard the last gunshot. His pain, external cold and internal heat were self-evident. However, it is difficult to clean up the parking lot and restaurant as in the film. When did the ugly desire in the people’s heart completely disappear?

But grenadia was just pathetic.

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