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SOUL KITCHEN

by Fatih Akin

synopsis

Young restaurant owner Zinos is down on his luck. His girlfriend Nadine has moved to Shanghai, his “Soul Kitchen” customers are boycotting the new gourmet chef, and he’s having back trouble! Things start looking up when the hip crowd embraces his revamped culinary concept, but that doesn’t mend Zinos’ broken heart. He decides to fly to China for Nadine, leaving the restaurant in the hands of his unreliable excon brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent and Nadine has found a new lover! But brothers Zinos and Illias might still have one last chance to get “Soul Kitchen” back if they can stop arguing and work together as a team.

international title: Soul Kitchen
original title: Soul Kitchen
country: Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Fatih Akin
film run: 99'
release date: GR 17/12/2009, DE 25/12/2009, IT 08/01/2010, FR 03/03/2010, BE 17/03/2010, ES 30/03/2010, NL 13/05/2010, RO 11/06/2010
screenplay: Fatih Akin
cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Adam Bousdoukos, Birol Ünel, Anna Bederke, Lucas Gregorowicz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Demir Gökgöl, Pheline Roggan, Dorka Gryllus, Marc Hosemann
cinematography by: Rainer Klausmann
film editing: Andrew Bird
art director: Tamo Kunz
costumes designer: Katrin Aschendorf
music: Klaus Maeck
producer: Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck
production: Corazón International, Pyramide Productions
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Nordmedia
distributor: Pandora Film Distribution, Bim Distribuzione, Golem Distribución, Cinéart, Pathé Films AG, Independenta Film