Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

Only a short and rather vague recommendation this time. A sort of add-on to Theatre of Blood (1973), which I wrote about in January.
In Theatre of Blood, it’s all about Shakespeare, theatre, actors — and about theatre critics getting murdered one by one.
Fast forward 5 years, and you will find a film called Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? It is all about haute cuisine, food critics, the whole shebang — and about chefs getting murdered one by one.

Apart from the obvious parallel construction, the films also share the great Robert Morley.
I will not say much about the content, because it is a crime story, and because I haven’t seen this one in years. But I distinctly remember that this film seemed to me a good deal weaker than Theatre of Blood. The two films’ imdb ratings do reflect that. I am not even sure this film qualifies as a “gem”, but I felt I should add it here as it is such an obvious counterpart to Theatre of Blood. And a crime comedy with Robert Morley in it surely is worth a watch, isn’t it.

 

EDIT [2019-04-09]: since I haven’t seen this film in more than two decades and since my recollection of it is more than a bit vague, I thought it might be useful to add links to two wordpress-reviews of the film that are much more competent than my hapless struggle with my memory:

https://popculturereverie.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/who-is-killing-the-great-chefs-of-europe-review-by-robin-franson-pruter

https://dcairns.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/cuisine-of-the-crime

 

 

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