The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover

The Hague: Allarts, 1988. Draft script for the 1988 film.

Director Peter Greenaway's most successful and also most controversial film, following an abusive gangster's sophisticated wife as she begins a doomed affair with a patron of her husband's high-class French restaurant, aided by the genteel head cook. The film garnered attention at the time of its release for its stylish but graphic violence, decadent cinematography (which was, as with many films in Greenaway's oeuvre, inspired by Flemish Baroque painting), and explicit depictions (and notions) of sexuality.

Set in the UK.

Red titled wrappers, with credits for director Peter Greenaway on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated 1988, with credits for director Peter Greenaway. 160 leaves, with last page of text numbered 148. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with perfect binding.


[Book #150817]

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