Arguably Peter Greenaway's most famous (or infamous) film, it follows the wife of an abusive criminal having tired of her sadistic, boorish husband finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant with the silent permission of the cook.
Starring Michael Gambon as one ugliest characters ever brought to the screen in the role of the Thief, Helen Mirren as his sophisticated and battered wife plus smaller roles for a young Tim Roth and a rare acting appearance from Ian Dury.
Screening alongside the release of wicked farce The Party, our October Spotlight film.
Running Time: 2hr 4mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Peter Greenaway
Country of Origin: UK & France
Year of release: 1989
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