The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
I hated it, everything was disgusting. The scenes, the effect of lightning, main character . it was so unpleasant, that I even found myself in regret having to experience this. It was only after a while, I came to realise, it was made so intentionally . To raise feelings of disgust, and ugliness.
The scenes and the lightning truly were irritating.
People faces were dark (especially at the beginning); we only could see their silluetes, so there was constant lack of information, always this feeling of “come ooon, show them” . And strong colors, almost as if I was watching a cartoon – very blocky, and in restricted areas ( the interior of the truck, table surface.
The constantly opposing colors were uncomfortable to watch (like in the green kitchen tables were bright Orange-red color).
I tried to speculate, why the rooms were in the particular colors.
Green for the kitchen. I think, all the film is made to look ugly and disgusting, so the kitchen was in green. The food than reflected „sick“colors, appeared unhealthy, unattractive and definitely left no feeling of „mm, yummy „ . ( I read somewhere, that under the red/ orange food does look more delicious)
White for bathroom. White is quit calm color, relieving silent and clean. Maybe it’s because bathrooms are supposed to be a place of cleanliness. I guess, for
Red for the restaurant. I think restaurant was where the “devil” really was prevailing in his all disgust. SO the restaurant parallels the Hell, devil’s kingdom. The red color also gave lots of red tones on their faces, what also helped to create “devil looks” or the feeling of.. fleshy and.. swollen .
I enjoyed the metaphor, when
The ending was unexpected and this film – something never experienced before in a good way.