Soul kitchen [videorecording] / The Match Factory ; Corazón International ; Pyramide Productions ; in koproduktion mit dem NDR ; in zusammenarbeit mit Dorje Film ; produzenten, Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin ; drehbuch, Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos ; regie, Fatih Akin
- [Berlin] : Corazón International, 
New York, NY : Distributed by IFC Films.
- Anamorphic widescreen.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Maeck, Klaus, 1954-, Akin, Fatih, 1973-, Bousdoukos, Adam, Bleibtreu, Moritz, 1971-, Roggan, Pheline, 1981-, Bederke, Anna, 1981-, Ünel, Birol, 1961-, Gryllus, Dorka, 1972-, Mohring, Wotan Wilke, 1967-, Gregorowicz, Lucas, Gökgöl, Demir, Akin, Cem, Hosemann, Marc, Striebeck, Catrin, Yücel, Uğur, Kier, Udo, Bleibtreu, Monica, 1944-, Klausmann, Rainer, 1949-, Bird, Andrew, Corazón International (Firm), Pyramide Productions (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Dorje Film (Firm), Match Factory (Firm), and IFC Films
- Language Note:
- In German with optional subtitles in English, English SDH and Spanish.
- The Soul Kitchen -- Dinner with the family -- Have you escaped? -- Go see Anna -- The new chef -- Slow night -- Health inspection -- Wanna go to a party? -- Another round -- Brand new place -- Name your price -- Private function -- Honduran tree bark -- Surprise on the way to Shanghai -- Crashing the funeral -- Who's looking after the restaurant? -- Kemal the bone crusher -- 2000,015 Euros -- No rent for Christmas -- End credits.
- "Soul Kitchen" is Zinos Kazantsakis's humdrum restaurant in a working-class neighborhood of Hamburg. The food is mostly frozen, unceremoniously zapped in the microwave, or thrown into a vat of bubbling grease. He loves his restaurant and his girlfriend Nadine, even after she leaves him for an assignment in China. Wanting to liven up the restaurant, Zinos hires an out-of-work three-star chef, lets his ex-con brother Ilias spin records, and seeks out new clientele. Soon Soul Kitchen is reborn as Hamburg's newest hot spot. On a whim, Zinos flies to China to rekindle his relationship with Nadine leaving his brother in charge. There is also a slipped disc, a hard-drinking, chain-smoking waitress, a scheming real-estate developer, a Turkish "physio-healer," and a high stakes poker game in the mix. But the film is not about food or love; it's about family, life and human relationships, with a lingering nostalgia for a time when eating out implied getting dead drunk, stuffing one's face with cholesterol and kissing across the table.
- Audience Notes:
- MPAA Rating: Not rated.
- Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Making of "Soul Kitchen" [featurette] (35 min.); IFC previews (7 min.).
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Bildgestaltung [director of photography] Rainer Klausmann ; schnitt [editor], Andrew Bird ; kostümbild [costume designer], Katrin Aschendorf ; music supervisor, Klaus Maeck, Pia Hoffmann.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke, Birol Ünel, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Lucas Gregorowicz, Demir Gokgol, Cem Akin, Marc Hosemann, Catrin Striebeck, Uğur Yücel, Udo Kier, Monica Bleibtreu.
- Technical Details:
- DVD ; region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; enhanced for widescreen TVs.
- No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
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