I finally got around to watching The Cook, The Thief and never again. It's not so much the gory content of the film that bothers me, it's just I found that the entire filmed bored me completely. It got the point where halfway through I found myself ignoring what was happening in the film and doing other things such as Maya work. I just found it too dark and violent for me to really follow the plot. Plus there scenes where I felt I should have known what was happening but then realized I didn't because it had moved rather quickly.