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

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Crime  |  13 September 1978 (France)
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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... See full summary »

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When the world's greatest chefs are killed one by one in a manner that resembles their most famous dish, food critics and other renowned chefs join forces to catch the killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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13 September 1978 (France)  »

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Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe  »

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SEK 1,219,850 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Moulineau (Philippe Noiret)'s dish specialty was the "pressed duck", Natasha O'Brien (Jacqueline Bisset)'s course specialty was "Le Bombe Richelieu" whilst Louis Kohner (Jean-Pierre Cassel)'s was "baked pigeon". 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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The Souffle Also Rises
13 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I dimly remembered this culinary comedy from the late 70s without

much affection, until a friend decided to bring along a video to be

shown after a Thanksgiving dinner last year. It's a great idea. Stuff

yourself and then take a movie break before dessert. Nothing too

heavy--preferably something light and frothy. I'm glad we did. This

is an adorable movie, and I don't know why it didn't strike me that

way the first time around.

Maybe it was the horrible and dated costumes designed for

Jacqueline Bissett. How does one take one of the most beautiful

women in the world, and tart her up in the most ridiculous

fur/leather thingies. She looks like a cheap Vegas dancer here.

George Segal doesn't escape either, wearing jeans looking like he

was poured into them and cowboy hats, he looks like the sweet

Jewish boy he is, playing in Daddy's clothing.

The heart of the movie is the wonderful Robert Morely, who plays a

gleefully glutinous gourmand and food editor who between bites

insults just about anyone coming towards him. Only Jacqueline

Bissett manages to escape his wrathful tongue. I'm not

complaining. Morely is a total delight as the misanthropic

epicurian monster.

The mystery isn't much of a mystery, and the chemistry between

Bissett and Segal doesn't appear to be setting off many sparks.

But you can waste your time on far worse things than this modest

delight, filmed all over Europe. The food looks great, and oh that

nasty Morely!


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