Consuming Passions

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This article is about the 1988 film. For the cooking show, see Consuming Passions (TV series). For the 2008 British film, see Consuming Passion.
Consuming Passions
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Directed by Giles Foster
Produced by William P. Cartlidge
Written by Paul D. Zimmerman
Andrew Davies
(from a play Secrets
by Michael Palin and
Terry Jones)
Starring Tyler Butterworth
Jonathan Pryce
Freddie Jones
Vanessa Redgrave
Music by Richard Hartley
Cinematography Roger Pratt
Edited by John Grover
Running time
98 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Consuming Passions is a 1988 black comedy film which stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jonathan Pryce, and Sammi Davis and was directed by Giles Foster.


The film is based on Secrets by Michael Palin and Terry Jones[1] which was broadcast by the BBC as a television play in 1973. It is about a chocolate factory that begins producing popular chocolates which contain human flesh.

The Time Out Film Guide describes the 'recipe' for this film and concludes that of the result: "the consistency should be lumpy and the taste insipid."[2]



  1. ^ John Walker (ed) Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2000, London: HarperCollins, 1999, p.177
  2. ^ John Pym (ed.) Time Out Film Guide 2009, London: Aurum Press, 2008, p.210

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