The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Movie • 1989 • Crime  

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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.
This movie contains 25 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Kipar13
Hit by a car at :57
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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movieman
To the wife throughout. On and Off screen
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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movieman
A child is harassed by the thief throughout, and later mutilated by him
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Addiction
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movieman
The Thief is shown to be drunk during a few scenes in the film.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Kipar13
Not killed on screen, but multiple scenes feature dead birds, pigs, and sea creatures - sometimes being plucked, butchered, descaled, etc.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Kipar13
Maggots
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Assault
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McKenzieWilkes
Just adding onto that other comment by saying the described past abuse at the end is very long and detailed and heavily triggering. If you're sensitive to this, absolutely skip the entire monologue.
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Bodily Harm
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movieman
The theif stabs a woman in the cheek with a fork. She is seen later with a bandaged face.
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A death involves choking on book pages forcefully suffed in nose and mouth. Scene goes on for a few minutes
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Is there cannibalism?
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movieman
At gunpoint.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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movieman
Two characters explicitly pass out in the movie. One from torture, the next from shock. Some are seen nodding off at the dinner table a couple of times in the movie, possibly from alcohol consumption.
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movieman
The antagonist knees a man in the groin in a restroom. Also tells one of his thugs he'll "expect him to chew someone's bollocks off on demand". He clarifies later he was speaking metaphorically, when said goon thinks he'll actually have to.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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movieman
Movie opens with the "theif" and his gang stripping a debtor in a back alley and smearing him in/force feeding him dog feces. Later a young boy is force fed the buttons on his shirt, and the thief cuts off his bellybutton before he passes out in agony. A Man is killed choking on book pages forced down his throat and nose by a wooden spindle.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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movieman
Tortured and hospitalized, but lives to feature in the collective revenge in the climax.
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weewooweewoo
All minor characters are played by adults well into their twenties.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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movieman
The plot of the movie is a woman cheating on her gangster husband under his nose.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Two scenes when characters are hosed down to wash them.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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McKenzieWilkes
Just for more details — at the seafood dinner it's obvious it's happening because Spica tells someone not to vomit and pretty immediately after that they do. There's some gagging beforehand, so once that starts I'd skip about a minute. The second instance near the end is when they're torturing the young singing boy, and after the boy passes out then a man walks towards the camera and throws up. I'd skip about 30 seconds to a minute once the kid passes out to skip it. Final time is at the very end and it's as Spica is bringing a fork of [SPOILER] to his mouth to take a bite and he pukes quickly before taking the bite.
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Does someone spit?
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movieman
References to farting, a character spits out bread after hearing a description of a "prairie oyster"
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Medical
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movieman
briefly mentioned as a joke.
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Are needles/syringes used?
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A boy is hospitalized, and a main character visits him.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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movieman
The Thief talks about how he thinks "Ethiopes like to starve themselves to keep their figures slim and graceful"
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Kipar13
Mentions past miscarriages.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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The titular Lover (Michael), when formally introduced to Georgina by Spica asks him if he’s Jewish in a way that feels very predatory and anti-Semitic. Michael says he’s not, but later in the film he’s continually referred to as a Jew derogatorily. I’m unclear if Michael was lying or whether he is Jewish or not, but either way the anti-Semitism is still there.
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Sex
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movieman
Lots of nudity front and back, man and woman, Passionate affairs and abuse shown
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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movieman
Bittersweet. Ends in revenge.
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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A dog
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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movieman
The death by books is extremely bloody, and we linger on the corpse a while. A very bloody is taken out of said character's nostril
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Does someone drown?
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movieman
A gun is pulled at various points, only fired once.
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