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COOKING HISTORY

by Peter Kerekes

synopsis

A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen. About the field kitchen as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.

international title: Cooking History
original title: Cooking History
country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland
sales agent: Taskovski Films
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Peter Kerekes
release date: CZ 02/07/2009, AT 04/03/2011
screenplay: Peter Kerekes
producer: Pavel Strnad, Georg Misch, Ralph Wieser, Peter Kerekes
production: Mischief Films, Peter Kerekes Film, Negativ Film Productions, YLE
backing: Austrian Film Institute, Filmfonds Wien, Ministries of Culture of Slovakia & Tscheschnia, MEDIA Plus, Czech Television
distributor: Poool Filmverleih Gmbh
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