User Ratings Gallery of 7 movie poster and cover images for Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? His doctor gives him the bad news : he needs to choose between a strict diet and a certain death. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money. Months pass. Add the first question. Jacqueline Bisset in one of her best roles as a suspect in killing the Chefs. (1978). Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Jacqueline Bissett is a delight to the eye and George Segal makes a charmingly roguish screen presence; they work wonderfully off each other. George Segal is a riot as the entrepreneur ex-husband of Pastry Chef Jacquline Bisset, who is chasing her around Europe to get her to be the Spokes person for his latest Food chain of restaurants called "H-Dumpty" Bisset's character is one of four chefs being honored by being invited to create part of a fabulous meal for the Queen of England, set up by a very Obese Robert Morley, as the acerbic and insulting … A funny farce, failed by poor DVD product. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. The European air of this film keeps the pacing smooth and interesting and fortunately George Segal doesn't try to take over the picture. Komedie / Mystery film geregisseerd door Ted Kotcheff. It is based on the 1976 novel Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe by Nan and Ivan Lyons. Composer(s): Henry Mancini Released in: 1978 Country: United States Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller: Also known as: Too Many Chefs (1978, Great Britain); Qualcuno sta uccidendo i più grandi cuochi d'europa (1978, Italy); Schlemmerorgie, Die (1978, Germany); Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe … 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. And, just for good measure, first-time viewers will have a devil of a time trying to decide just who is killing the great chefs of Europe. Some of the scenes where the chefs, especially Bisset, prepare their specialties make you want to jump through the screen. When the killer was finally revealed I had guessed wrong and enjoyed every moment. This is one of those rare comedies that doesn't become dated and stale over time. Oh, and another great score by Henry - "Pink Panther" - Mancini. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. I saw "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" Are these the silliest I'm a Celebrity spats ever? The film was distribut… Was she one of the iced (ha ha) chefs? Look back at our favorite moments throughout the year, from award shows to up-close shots of celebrities. Synopsis: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. But Robert Morley - perfectly cast - runs away with the whole movie with his acerbically comic portrayal of the gourmet-cum-gourmand Max. I love this movie and I loved it when I first saw it come out back in 1978. It is based on the novel Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe by Nan and Ivan Lyons. "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" This meal and its quartet of chefs become targets for a killer out to kill the great chefs of Europe in the style of their own expertise. The many characters are played broadly, but then this a comedy. The supporting cast is under-used, and a midsection excursion to Venice (where Bisset interviews one of those pinching, flirty Italians) really drags its feet--not helped by the poor cinematography and the drab presentation. Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved. The wonderfully funny food references throughout, and the gorgeous cinematography of European locales put the icing on this comic eclair. Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. All the previous reasons I listed make this film a whole lot of fun. Wow! Among them are the ravishing Natasha O'Brien, famed for her pastry, and Louis Kohner, whose baked pigeons are nonpareil. It has dated well and I am amazed - astounded if you will - by the lack of love a film like this has received on here. The disc is not letterbox, nor closed captioned, there is NO Menu, and looks no better than a VSH tape. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. This is a shame, because I've always been a big fan of Robert Morley, so I really had high hopes. This ranks right up there with the best of the Ealing Studios work. is a 1978 German American French Italian black comedy movie directed by Ted Kotcheff and was based on the 1976 novel by Nan and Ivan Lyons. The movie starts off well enough, with some funny dialogue and the introduction of the quirky main characters. 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. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. (1978). Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Trying to share it with my family. Het scenario is van Peter Stone naar de roman van Nan en … A large farm in Vendée. This FAQ is empty. Kotcheff has skills and creates a solid mystery amidst some pretty funny situations and even more importantly really witty dialog. Een vlotte moordklucht met een titel die al veel verraadt en met een wellustige blik op Europese landschappen en menukaarten, met daarbij een prima kluchtige rol voor Morley als 's werelds grootste lekkerbek. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Movie, 1978 Pictures provided by: andrepa Display options: Display as images Display as list Make and model Make and year Year Category Importance/Role Date added (new ones first) Episode Appearance (ep.+time, if avail.) Und wieder frage ich mich, WER übersetzt die Titel dann ins Deutsche? So I have to confess that I never got to the part most of the other reviewers evidently found so funny and wonderful. Meanwhile the most skilled chefs of Europe are running into health problems of their own... A funny little comedy,which does not equal "theater of blood" ,which also featured Robert Morley (and his two puppy doggies).But there's a lot of fun guaranteed for all,and no misogyny,cause they included a woman (Jacqueline Bisset and her delicious "Bombe Richelieu" ) Best scene:Bisset,after a night in bed with Jean -Pierre Cassel wakes up and says: " It smells good!What are you cooking?" Neither was this. Every line is a verbal thrust and parry for his razor-sharp tongue line with acid. His doctor tells him he needs to lay off the fine dining, or else. An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together. I should note that this fine comedy can often be difficult to locate for viewing in the USA and I have never seen a sharp DVD print -- still this film will make you smile and laugh and is well worth seeking out. This movie is satisfying, and perhaps will leave you hungry for more! The chefs are each killed in a manner reflecting their most famous dishes. | Max Jean-Pierre Cassel. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe … on Amazon.com, Title: And what was the point of that girl who put together the bizarre food sculpture? Written by Bisset's clothes, designed by Donfeld, don't date very well, but it was the '70s. "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" is a True Delight! Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. A must-see for connoisseurs of literate comedy. 11 tracks (24:55). I was nine years old, but my mother used to drag me to any movie she wanted to see whether it was "child-friendly" or not. and more). This is perhaps the first time I've seen the classy Bisset do comedy, and she gives more snap to some of her lines than there is on paper (I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's one of her own favorite performances, because it relies only minimally on her looks). Love it. comment. 10 jungle rumbles, Kristen Stewart offered female lead in “Akira”. ,and ,horrified, realizes that it's her lover who simmers in the oven. I waited for years fro the DVD format to hit the shelves. Natasha Robert Morley. The film revolves around two ex-spouses: world-renowed pastry chef Natasha (Bisset) and crass, wealthy fast food tycoon Robby (Segal), who re-unite to try to solve the caper when top chefs are knocked off around the capitals of Europe. One by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. West Germany in '50s is becoming an economic superpower. 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. Sad. Awards & Events. I must've watched a different movie. 10? FAQ It was filmed on location all over Europe. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. I noted that the only award recognition that Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe was from the Golden Globes with nominations for Jacqueline Bisset as Best Actess and Robert Morley as Best Supporting Actor. Screenwriter Peter Stone, working from the novel "Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" by Ivan and Nan Lyons, gets in some good repartee between the former marrieds, even though George Segal is only half-present (and at times resembles a waxworks figure) and Jacqueline Bisset lugs around some of the ugliest coats imaginable. 6.50 En imdb. As for the whodunit? A must-see for connoisseurs of literate comedy. Barely-inspired black comedy scrapes by on some snappy dialogue... Agatha Christie meets the cordons bleus..... Movie is awesome, this dvd version sucks. Each chef murdered in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. The lighting in this film is perfume-ad soft. The story is filled with fine foods, kitchen antics, and rapid fire funnies. Among them are the ravishing Natasha O'Brien, famed for her pastry, and Louis Kohner, whose baked pigeons are nonpareil. *1/2 from ****. She looks gorgeous nonetheless. 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. The film starts to get better when the mystery elements are introduced, and the comedy becomes more satirical (the French top chefs welcome their own murders if they will prove that they were the best of their profession! Metacritic Reviews. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved. A real crock. Based on the novel, Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, by Nan and Ivan Lyons. Vota esta película. It stars George Segal , Jacqueline Bisset , Robert Morley , Jean-Pierre Cassel , Philippe Noiret , Jean Rochefort , Frank Windsor , Peter Sallis , Tim Barlow , Joss Ackland , Nigel Havers , Nicholas Ball . A half-baked mess. Morley is a treat to see as he makes himself even more huge in a larger -than-life role as Max. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. Cooking up a delightful comedy murder mystery. I can watch this film again and again if for no other reason than to see/hear Morley's performance. offers up a tasty recipe, combining mystery with laughs. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, released in the U.K. as Too Many Chefs, is a 1978 comedy mystery film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Morley. Bisset becomes rather concerned when she realizes that she is the last name on the list. is een Amerikaans-West-Duitse film van Ted Kotcheff die werd uitgebracht in 1978. Scheduled release in '08 isn't yet finalized as of this writing. But even Robert Morley was boring in the thirty minutes of this movie that I saw. The grizzly murders,are shocking. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe? It's a stylish, frothy romantic comedy with a little bit of murder mystery (nothing that will tax your brain), sumptuous gourmet meals and elegant locales, and bitingly witty dialogue --mostly from the incredibly funny Robert Morley. I loved this movie then and have enjoyed every repeat viewing since. Francis, the eldest, took things in hand. After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction. 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