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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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Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
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Tamer Karadagli ...
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Basak Köklükaya ...
Saime
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Grandpa Vasilis
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Fanis - 18 years old
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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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Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiences 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 »

Quotes

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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The Railway Station
By Evanthia Reboutsika
(p) Cantini 2003
© Cantini 2003
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Yummie
8 January 2004 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie has become the biggest box office hit in Greece ever with more than one million tickets already sold. So the money spent were well spent. It is about the "Polis" (Constantinoupolis) the City. The polis, namely Istanbul, has its images, sounds, smells and of course its unbelievable cuizine. Greeks and Turks long for it and cannot live away from it. Cought in political turbulence, the Greeks of Istanbul are deported to mainland Greece bringing with them the art of cooking that awakens memories of a past long gone. A will for reconciliation prevails when the deported child returns to Istanbul many years later. It is worth watching for some delightful stage design and beautiful music as well as for turning on ones appetite. Some of the missed opportunities of this film include mediocre acting from some of the characters and the very few takes from Istanbul that should have been more.


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