One by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. Each chef murdered 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.

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Ted Kotcheff

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Nan Lyons (novel), Ivan Lyons (novel) | 1 more credit »
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George Segal ... Robby Ross
Jacqueline Bisset ... Natasha
Robert Morley ... Max
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Kohner
Philippe Noiret ... Moulineau
Jean Rochefort ... Grandvilliers
Gigi Proietti ... Ravello (as Luigi Proietti)
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Fausto Zoppi
Madge Ryan ... Beecham
Frank Windsor ... Blodgett
Peter Sallis ... St. Claire
Tim Barlow ... Doyle
John Le Mesurier ... Dr. Deere
Joss Ackland ... Cantrell
Jean Gaven ... Salpetre
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Blessed with a delicate tongue and a biting wit, Max Vandervere, revered editor of Epicurus Magazine, has chosen the courses for the world's most fabulous meal and the four chefs who created them. Among them are the ravishing Natasha O'Brien, famed for her pastry, and Louis Kohner, whose baked pigeons are nonpareil. Murder suddenly darkens the gourmet world when Louis is found baked to death in London and suspicion falls on Natasha and her ex-husband Robby Ross, a fast-foods franchiser who is trying to convince the great chefs of Europe to lend their names to his chain of omelet shops. Max then sends Natasha to Venice to interview renowned lobster chef Fausto Zoppi for a fish course, but he, too, is found dead, drowned in his lobster tank. Clearly, the murders are connected to Max's ultimate menu. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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A delicious mystery. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Max: [Berating a subordinate] What next, the 'Andes Plane Crash Cookbook'?
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Referenced in The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (1982) See more »

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La Paloma
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Music by Sebastián Yradier
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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Intriguing Murder Mystery Comedy
4 May 2020 | by maisyskinnerSee all my reviews

A witty script and great performances help turn Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? into a very satisfying meal. There are moments when the back and forth dialogue between the characters resembles something out of Neil Simon's wheelhouse and Robert Morley, especially, makes great use of this delicious dialogue.

The plot revolves around a competitive ex-husband and wife (George Segal and Jacqueline Bisset) who become the focus of a murder mystery when someone, as the title suggests, is killing all the great chefs in Europe. Since Bisset is considered one of them, it's only a matter of time before the killer gets to her as well.

It might not sound like the makings of comedy gold, but it hits more than it misses, especially towards the end when tons of European chefs come out of the woodwork, certain that they'll be the next victim due to their own egos.


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Official Sites:

Bavaria Film [Germany]

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West Germany | USA | Italy | France

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Italian | English | French

Release Date:

13 September 1978 (France) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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