A wife begins an affair with a frequent guest at her husband's restaurant in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Twisted, sick and tons of fun, Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" caused a sensation when it hit theaters in 1989. Starring the super-sensual Helen Mirren as the Wife and Michael Gambon as the Thief — a crime lord and truly despicable person — the movie is centered around the restaurant they own, where the Cook (Richard Bohringer) suffers scolding every night. Enter the Lover (Alan Howard), and the sparks really begin to fly. Wildly inventive with an eye-popping set and costume design, this disturbing and intense film combines haute cuisine, kitchens and sex in ways you may never have imagined.