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A Touch of Spice (2003)
"Politiki kouzina" (original title)

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"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
Ieroklis Michaelidis ...
Savvas Iakovidis
Renia Louizidou ...
Soultana Iakovidou
Tamer Karadagli ...
Mustafa
Basak Köklükaya ...
Saime
Tassos Bandis ...
Grandpa Vasilis
Stelios Mainas ...
Uncle Aimilios
Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos ...
Fanis - 18 years old
Markos Osse ...
Fanis - 8 years old
Thodoros Exarhos ...
Thrasyvoulos
Athinodoros Prousalis ...
Iordanis
Kakia Panagiotou ...
Aunt Elpiniki
Dina Mihailidou ...
Dorothea
Themis Panou ...
Osman Beis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gözde Akyildiz ...
Saime - 5 years old
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"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life. Written by Anonymous

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24 October 2003 (Greece)  »

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Politiki kouzina  »

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Fanis Iakovides: Appetizers are similar to stories which tell of far away journey's flavours and aromas seduce your senses and prepare you for an adventurous journey. That's why the Greek word for return conceals within it the word turn, which conceals within it the word food.
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moving, sensitive & sensible
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Here are some reasons why I profoundly enjoyed this film: I like movies where you get to know people - people you like, that you remember, that you keep with you. I also like it when the guy in the uniform is NOT the hero, but here it's even better - the guy in the uniform is wrong, but not quite all bad... I like when the Turks don't get all the blame. I like it when the Greeks don't get all the blame. I like spices and stars and complicated smells and honest, complex people and I like dreamers and slowly, carefully told tales about human people.

If they don't seem very good reasons, please consider that the whole is much, much more than the sum of the parts.

And by the way... I am proof you that you don't need to have any Greek ancestors to be moved by this movie.


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