Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

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"The Mystery-Comedy That Tastes as Good as It Looks"
  • PG
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 6.4  (2,540)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is a 1978 comedy-mystery film that stars George Segal as Robby Ross, a food critic who investigates a series of murders of the great chefs of Europe. Jacqueline Bisset plays Natasha O'Brien, a famous cookbook writer and Robert Morley plays the eccentric and arrogant chef Max Vandeveer. The movie is directed by Ted Kotcheff, with the screenplay written by Peter Stone and Dennis Norden.

The film follows the killings of several renowned European chefs, who are all known for their exquisite cuisine. These deaths are not by accident, but rather by a skilled and methodical killer who is taking out the chefs one by one. When Ross receives a bizarre phone call, he is drawn into this dangerous game of cat and mouse as he tries to solve the murders and prevent further deaths.

As the plot thickens, Ross discovers that the killer is targeting the chefs based on their signature dishes. Each murder is a reflection of the chef's most famous dish, and the killings become more and more elaborate as the movie progresses. Ross teams up with Natasha, who is one of the few people who understands the killer's culinary motives. Together, they race against time to prevent the next murder and unmask the identity of the killer.

The movie is set in a variety of locations across Europe, with stunning scenes that showcase the beauty of each destination. The restaurants are also meticulously designed to showcase the world-class cuisine and style that the chefs are known for. From rustic Italian kitchens to glamorous French restaurants and plush German eateries, the film captures the ambiance and culture of each location flawlessly.

The lead actors, Segal, Bisset, and Morley, give captivating performances that breathe life into each of their characters. Robby Ross, with his sharp wit and keen observations, infuses humor into the tense moments of the film. Jacqueline Bisset is charming and elegant as Natasha, a woman who is as equally passionate about food as she is about life. Meanwhile, Robert Morley gives a hilarious and memorable portrayal of the overbearing and pompous chef Max Vandeveer.

The movie is a delightful mix of comedy and mystery, with just the right amount of suspense and action to keep the audience engaged from start to finish. The killer's identity is kept secret until the very end of the film, and the plot twists and turns will keep viewers guessing until the final reveal.

Overall, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is a clever, entertaining comedy-mystery that will appeal to foodies, fans of murder mysteries, and anyone who enjoys a good whodunit. The film has stood the test of time and is still as enjoyable now as it was back in 1978. The movie showcases the finest elements of European cuisine and culture while delivering a clever and thrilling story.

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    1 hr 52 min
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    6.4  (2,540)