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A Touch of Spice (2003)

Politiki kouzina (original title)
"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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Credited cast:
Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
Savvas Iakovidis
Renia Louizidou ...
Soultana Iakovidou
Tamer Karadagli ...
Basak Köklükaya ...
Tassos Bandis ...
Grandpa Vasilis
Uncle Aimilios
Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos ...
Fanis - 18 years old
Markos Osse ...
Fanis - 8 years old
Thodoros Exarhos ...
Athinodoros Prousalis ...
Kakia Panagiotou ...
Aunt Elpiniki
Dina Mihailidou ...
Osman Beis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gözde Akyildiz ...
Saime - 5 years old


"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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Cinnamon... is bitter and sweet, just like a woman See more »


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24 October 2003 (Greece)  »

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Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiences See more »


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


Fanis Iakovides: As The Turks sent us away as Greeks, The Greeks received us as Turks.
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Grand Dad's Friends
Guitars by Panagiotis Kalatzopoulos, Christos Terzis
(p) Cantini 2003
© Cantini 2003
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6 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

See this film. You don't have to be Greek or Turkish to be touched. Do not expect a complicated scenario. It's a simple story that moves between funny and dramatic to touch sensitive chordes of your sentiments. Not boring. Gives you a better mood than when you enter the theatre. Eat well before viewing.

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