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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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Moulineau
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Ravello (as Luigi Proietti)
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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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13 September 1978 (France)  »

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The film was made and released about two years after its source novel "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" by Nan Lyons and Ivan Lyons was first published in 1976. The film's source novelists later wrote another similarly titled book, "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of America". See more »

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Max: I knew that divorce was too good to last!
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Referenced in Charles in Charge: Piece of Cake (1988) See more »

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La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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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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