The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover

Dir. Peter Greenaway, Composer: Michael Nyman

This sixth film by Peter Greenaway and his most successful and controversial. Michael Nyman composed music for a number of Greenaway films, but it is The Cook… in which his music is a most essential part of the film. Greenaway choreographed the entire final scene to go along with Nyman’s music, which comes from a piece he wrote a few years prior.

Part of The Music Hall Film Club

Running Time: 2h 4m • NR • UK • 1989

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