||18 in UK
||Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard
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||A diabolical mafia boss holds court every day in a restaurant that he owns, and under his nose his wife carries on an affair with a book shop proprietor in the kitchen and the lavatories with, in the end, distressing results.
||This is a surreal production with the sets changing colour depending on the mood, and the ingredients piled up in the kitchen gradually deteriorating over time. Obviously there is sex!
||This is a stunning film, with many in the cast who were to become more important later. These included Ian Dury as one of the crime boss’s lackeys. On my “must see” list.