|Language and/or Subtitles:||German|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
A low-budget restaurateur finds himself in a big vat of trouble in this comedy from director Fatih Akin. Zinos Kazantsakis (Adam Bousdoukos) runs a cheap restaurant in a run-down warehouse distract that he calls the Soul Kitchen. While the food isn't very good, it doesn't cost much and a regular clientele shows up each evening for cheap beer, filling food, and the company of their peers. Bad luck follows Zinos like a shadow, and when his girlfriend, Nadine (Pheline Roggan), runs off to China, he decides to follow, putting his brother (Moritz Bleibtreu) in charge of the restaurant. However, his brother is a convicted criminal, and before long the city's underworld has taken over the place and tax collectors are threatening to shut them down. Zinos returns after Nadine pledges her heart to another, and discovers his diner is a shambles; hoping to put the Soul Kitchen back on its feet, Zinos hires a flashy gourmet chef (Birol Unel) to revamp the menu, but soon he's alienated his old customers while new ones haven't taken their place. Soul Kitchen received its North American premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cooks -- Germany -- Hamburg -- Drama.
Restaurants -- Germany -- Hamburg -- Drama.
Ex-convicts -- Germany -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Wilhelmsburg (Hamburg, Germany) -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| New York :IFC Films,2010
Akin, Fatih, 1973-
Maeck, Klaus, 1954-
Bleibtreu, Moritz, 1971-
Ünel, Birol, 1961-
Roggan, Pheline, 1981-
Bederke, Anna, 1981-
Gryllus, Dorka, 1972-
Mohring, Wotan Wilke, 1967-
Bleibtreu, Monica, 1944-
Match Factory (Firm)
Corazón International (Firm)
Pyramide Productions (Firm)
Dorje Film (Firm)
Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Lucas Gregorowicz, Demir Gokgol, Cem Akin, Marc Hosemann, Catrin Striebeck, Uğur Yücel, Udo Kier, Monica Bleibtreu.
Director of photography, Rainer Klausmann ; editor, Andrew Bird ; production designer, Tamo Kunz ; costume designer, Katrin Aschendorf.
In German with optional subtitles in English and Spanish; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a German motion picture in 2009.
Special features: trailer; making-of "Soul Kitchen".
DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.