Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen

A culinary comedy set in Hamburg, from director Fatih Akin (the excellent The Edge of Heaven). Winner of the Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2009.

Young restaurant owner Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) is down on his luck. His girlfriend Nadine has moved to Shanghai, his Soul Kitchen customers are boycotting the new gourmet chef, and his blimmin' back is playing up. Things start looking up when hipsters embraces his revamped culinary concept, but that doesn't mend Zino's broken heart so he flies to China for Nadine, leaving the restaurant in the hands of his ex-con brother Illias (Moritz Bleibtreu).

Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant and Nadine is with another lover. The brothers have got to work together to get Soul Kitchen back...

Winner of the Jury Prize and Young Cinema Award at Venice Film Festival 2009.
200999 minsGermanyGerman and Greek with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

Soul Kitchen / Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

It's not complete (the ending is rather weak) nor compelling, but it's still likeable enough as light entertainment.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

There's screwball moments, warmth and heart in this kitchen - and the final result is somewhat of a crazy yet very digestible and insanely enjoyable mix.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A fine foodie German comedy. Yes, really.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) is torn between two loves and both of them are breaking his heart.

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