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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.

Stars: Oliver Platt
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Moulineau
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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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chef | food critic | food | murder | divorce | See more »

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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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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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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 »

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Max: [Berating a subordinate] What next, the 'Andes Plane Crash Cookbook'?
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The movie is a murder mystery and not a fashion show
1 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The mystery is the thing.

Some of the greatest Chef's of England and the Continent are being murdered all around and no one knows why. But everyone certainly knows how for all of them, whoops, wont tell more don't want to spoil any second of this movie. But yep this is a real serious murder mystery alright! The fun is in the timing, these are some of the best actors of the times. Finest of their times to be honest.

Whether handsome, beautiful or ugly, that is immaterial. They are all consummate actors, ACTING and creating the characters we either grow to love, hate, loath or find funny as hell. BUT no matter how we react to them, they do what great actors do, they make the viewers really believe in them.

The comedy and the black humor are a mix of Keystone Cops and Burns and Alan craziness. Take it for the fun it is and enjoy the movie with friends. A party is in order for this one, good wine, cheeses, fancy deserts and a little sinister fun.


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