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Fanis - 8 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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Highest grossing greek film of all time, with over 1,5 million tickets sold. See more »

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At Aishe's ballet class, the pianist that we see isn't playing anything close to what we hear. See more »

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Fanis Iakovides: Granpa said the word gastronomer conceals within it the word astronomer. As such, my lessons in astronomy involved the use of spices.
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A Shine Over the Bosporus
By Evanthia Reboutsika
(p) Cantini 2003
© Cantini 2003
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Spice is nice
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this back at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival and of the 14 films I saw then I ranked this as high as #5. I really enjoyed this film and so did the audience. Actor George Corraface was on hand to introduce the film. There is a beautiful artistic style to this film that immediately is as flavorful as it's title. Wonderful cinematography, staging and set design to this movie. A great story with interesting characters and some tasteful humor thrown in as well. This was Greece's biggest ever domestic box office feature and it's broad appeal transcended well to an American audience. You'll enjoy the entrée, main course and dessert of A Touch of Spice. I rate it an 8.0 of a scale of 10 and would highly recommend it.


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