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Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Max
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Kohner
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Moulineau
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Grandvilliers
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Ravello (as Luigi Proietti)
Stefano Satta Flores ...
Fausto Zoppi
Madge Ryan ...
Beecham
Frank Windsor ...
Blodgett
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St. Claire
Tim Barlow ...
Doyle
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Dr. Deere
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Cantrell
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Salpetre
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Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The mystery-comedy that tastes as good as it looks. See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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PG | See all certifications »

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13 September 1978 (France)  »

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Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe  »

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One of few food films which are black comedies. Others include The Last Supper (1995), Marco Ferreri's La grande bouffe (1973) [Blow Out] and Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). See more »

Quotes

Ravello: No, he hated Zoppi far too much to kill him.
Ravello: Miss O'Brien, in Italy, finding someone you can really hate is as important as finding someone to love.
Ravello: You do not suddenly kill someone you have spent years hating.
Ravello: You have too big an investment in such a person.
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Connections

Remade as Who Is Killing the Great Chefs? See more »

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La Paloma
(uncredited)
Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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A Meal of Murder
30 December 2001 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" offers up a tasty recipe, combining mystery with laughs. This movie is peppered with colorful characters, such as Max, the snobbish English gourmand magazine editor, Robbie, the brash American fast food magnate, and a host of eccentric chefs. And you also get a feast for the eyes, with colorful views of London, Paris and Venice, and lush images of haute cuisine. This movie is satisfying, and perhaps will leave you hungry for more!


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