Director: Fatih Akin|
color, 100 Minuten
Germany/ France 2008/2009
Not for children under 16 years old
Zino, the German-Greek owner of the dilapidated restaurant "Soul Kitchen" in the rough Hamburg district of Wilhelmsburg is pursued by disasters. First his girlfriend moves to Shanghai, then a slipped disc puts him out of action, and then to top it all off, the newly hired eccentric chef Shayn scares away the restaurant’s last guest.
But luck soon appears to be back on his side, when the "Soul Kitchen" becomes a money-maker. Now he has to stand fast against the unscrupulous real estate agent Neumann and fight for his restaurant ...
Fatih Akin was born on 25 August 1973, the son of Turkish immigrants in Hamburg-Altona. After his success with "Gegen die Wand" in 2004, he directed this neighborhood comedy as a love letter to his hometown of Hamburg. The jury of the 66th International Film Festival in Venice 2009 awarded the special prize to "Soul Kitchen".
|Screenplay||Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos|
|Cast||Moritz Bleibtreu, Adam Bousdoukos, Birol Ünel, Pheline Roggan, Maverick Queck, Lucas Gregorowicz, Demir Gökgöl|
|Screenings||Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City|
|Awards|| Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2010: Northern German Film Prize, Best Film |
FilmFest Hamburg 2009: Art Cinema Award
IFF Venedig 2009: Special Prize of the Jury