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A Touch of Spice (2003) More at IMDbPro »Politiki kouzina (original title)


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Tassos Boulmetis (writer)
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Release Date:
24 October 2003 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
Pepper...is hot and scorches, just like the sun See more »
Plot:
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
11 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
10 of the best films set in Istanbul
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 September 2011, 4:01 AM, PDT)

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Good, very good See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Georges Corraface ... 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
Nikos Alatzas ... Herb Dealer
Anthi Andreopoulou ... Teacher
Giorgos Antoniadis ... Balukli Priest
Evelina Arapidou ... Baby Fanis
Rafaella Aristopoanou ... Aishe - 6 years old
Soula Bozi ... Aunt Eleftheria
Nikos Bozopoulos ... Priest's Son / Customer
Stefanos Damatos ... Turkish Officer
Giannis Fyrios ... Alekakis
Mihalis Giannatos ... Grandpa's Friend
Tilemahos Kakouris ... Leonidas
Marina Kalogirou ... Anna
Natalia Kapodistria ... Marilena
Eleni Karamanidou ... Vasoula
Thanasis Kouvousis ... Student
Giorgos Kyriakidis ... Fotis
Ersi Malikenzou ... Varvara
Marianna Mavrostamati ... Aishe
Pavlos Orkopoulos ... Commander
Tasos Papanastasiou ... Turkish Dean
Stelios Roidis ... Kleovoulos
Despoina Sarafidou ... Lela
Katerina Savrani ... Litsa
Yorgos Souxes ... Balukli Hospital Doctor
Dimitris Stefanopoulos ... Zinos
Mimis Thiopoulos ... Thomas
Yannis Totsikas ... Priest
Apostolos Tsironis ... Controller (as Apostolis Tsironis)
Elena Tsitoura ... Hristina
Amalia Zarifi ... Dorothea's Mother
Elias Zervos ... Pantelis

Directed by
Tassos Boulmetis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tassos Boulmetis  writer

Produced by
Harry Antonopoulos .... producer
Tassos Boulmetis .... co-producer
Ansi Elagoz .... line producer: Turkey
Robert Kirby .... executive producer
Kostas Lambropoulos .... executive producer
Despina Mouzaki .... co-producer
Haris Padouvas .... co-producer
Lily Papadopoulos .... producer
Dionyssis Samiotis .... producer (as Dionysis Samiotis)
 
Original Music by
Evanthia Reboutsika 
 
Cinematography by
Takis Zervoulakos 
 
Film Editing by
Yorgos Mavropsaridis 
 
Casting by
Sotiria Marini 
 
Set Decoration by
Olga Leontiadou 
 
Costume Design by
Bianca Nikolarizi 
 
Makeup Department
Hronis Tzimos .... hair stylist
Evi Zafiropoulou .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ilkay Dogan .... unit production manager: Turkey
Christos Glimis .... assistant production manager
Giannis Iakovidis .... production manager
Artemis Skouloudi .... production supervisor
Kostas Toumbas .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theodora Bassacou .... second assistant director
Eleftheria Dimitromanolaki .... first assistant director
Nadir Ozgoren .... assistant director: Turkey
Takis Yannopoulos .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Özlem Görer .... set dresser: Turkey
Myrto Kafkoula .... set dresser
Athina Kosmidou .... assistant property master
Panagiotis Loxas .... assistant property master
Giannis Mylonas .... assistant property master
Vangelis Petrakis .... construction coordinator
Babis Zafeiropoulos .... property master
 
Sound Department
Thanassis Arvanitis .... sound mixer
Dimitris Athanasopoulos .... sound recordist
Dimitris Markou .... assistant sound
Giorgos Mikrogiannakis .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Kostas Amvrosiadis .... animator
Giorgos Antoniou .... animator
Tassos Boulmetis .... visual effects designer
Argyris Damigos .... animator
Mihalis Dimakos .... animator
Xenofon Filippousis .... visual effects
Giannis Gekis .... animator
Giannis Georgariou .... visual effects designer
Vivian Gerogianni .... visual effects editor
Gregory Glezakos .... visual effects artist
Kostas Haritopoulos .... animator
Andreas Helmis .... animator
Giorgos Kokkinis .... visual effects
Elena Mantzavinou .... compositor
Giorgos Marmoutas .... visual effects
Philippos Marmoutas .... post-production effects supervisor
Philippos Marmoutas .... visual effects designer
Philippos Marmoutas .... visual effects
Petros Naoumis .... animator
Nikos Outsikas .... texture artist
Niovi Skiada .... animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mustafa Aslan .... assistant dolly grip: Turkey
Oktay Beduk .... best boy: Turkey
Erkan Cakmakci .... grip: Turkey
Gokhan Comert .... best boy: Turkey
Baris Dikisci .... best boy: Turkey
Kaan Güner .... gaffer: Turkey
Kleopatra Haritou .... still photographer
Ufuk Kayar .... dolly grip: Turkey
Hasan Kesici .... best boy: Turkey
Dimitris Koronetopoulos .... best boy electric
Giorgos Koronetopoulos .... electrician (as G. Koronetopoulos)
Panagiotis Kourkouris .... grip
Elena Margaritidi .... assistant camera
Giorgos Metaxas .... assistant camera
Aris Shoinohoritis .... generator operator
Aris Shoinohoritis .... grip
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... Steadicam operator
Ercan Özkan .... Steadicam operator: Turkey
Vangelis Kolokythas .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lydia Georgala .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasa Giagou .... assistant costume designer
Ajda Oksum .... assistant costume designer: Turkey
Katerina Theofanopoulou .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Nikos Adamopoulos .... negative cutter
Antigoni Antzouli .... assistant editor
Apostolos Arhontas .... colorist
Thodoris Armaos .... post-production assistant
Kostas Douros .... video-tape editor
Hristos Eleftheriou .... post-production coordinator
Panagiotis Eleftheriou .... video-tape editor
Tony Ford .... colorist
Stuart Gall .... post-production supervising producer
Kostas Geronikolos .... post-production coordinator
Giorgos Hampidis .... post-production project manager
Takis Kardasis .... negative developer
Manolis Katomeritis .... post-production assistant
Karolina Kosmetatou .... post-production coordinator
Thodoris Kostakis .... post-production coordinator
Tasos Kotsiras .... post-production assistant
Christos Manousakis .... machine room operator
Giorgos Monogioudis .... machine room operator
Evris Palios .... telecine operator
 
Music Department
C. Bassi .... musician: viola
Boyan Bonev .... musician: viola
Valentina Borissova .... musician: second violin
V. Celli .... musician: viola
Beltcho Christov .... musician: accordion
Ivan Christov .... musician: mandolin
Cramena Christova .... musician: viola
Teodora Constadinova .... musician: first violin
Ivan Diakov .... musician: first violin
Panos Dimitrakopoulos .... musician: psalterion
Elena Dyakova .... musician: viola
Mario Filipov .... musician: first violin
Nicolay Grudanski .... musician: woodwinds
Vladimir Gunev .... musician: viola
Stefan Hinov .... musician: first violin
Nikolinka Jordanova .... musician: second violin
Vangelis Karipis .... musician: percussion
Nasko Katzarov .... musician: trumpet
Nikolai Katzarski .... musician: second violin
Boian Kirilov .... musician: first violin
Assya Kirilova .... musician: viola
Giorgos Kontogiannis .... musician: bouzouki
Theodoros Kotelanos .... musician: piano
Petros Kourtis .... musician: percussion
Radosvet Kukudov .... musician: cymbals
Yana Lazarova-Stoyanova .... musician: viola
Moiss Levy .... musician: first violin
Galina Lubenova .... musician: second violin
Kostas Mouroulis .... score mixer
Tzaria Nikolova .... musician: first violin
George Palikarsky .... musician: first violin
Gratziella Panaiotova .... musician: second violin
Vessela Pandinova .... musician: second violin
Pascal Pascalev .... musician: viola
Ivvan Peeff .... concert master
Georgui Petkov .... musician: viola
Georgui Petrov .... musician: viola
Bilyana Petrova .... musician: viola
Vladimir Popov .... musician: viola
Dantcho Radevski .... musician: percussion
Miroslav Raichev .... musician: first violin
Yuri Risov .... musician: woodwinds
Albina Selimsca .... musician: harp
Anna Simonovska .... musician: viola
Sokratis Sinopoulos .... musician: lute
Sokratis Sinopoulos .... musician: lyre
Stathis Skouropoulos .... programmer: score
Boris Spassov .... conductor
Maxim Spassov .... musician: viola
Georgui Stoyanov .... musician: viola
Sotir Stoyanov .... musician: trumpet
Andreas Symvoulopoulos .... programmer: score
Christo Tanev .... musician: viola
Yassen Teodossiev .... musician: clarinet
Hristos Terzis .... musician: guitar
Teodora Treneva .... musician: second violin
Hristos Tsiamoulis .... musician: ney
Hristos Tsiamoulis .... musician: oud
Emilia Tzekova .... musician: second violin
Lilianna Vassileva .... musician: first violin
Raina Voutchkova .... musician: second violin
Konstadin Yotzov .... musician: oboe
 
Transportation Department
Lambros Karageorgos .... driver
 
Other crew
Stacey Abatzis .... creative executive
Antonis Alexandris .... legal counsel
Soula Bozi .... special consultant
Kostas Darivakis .... financial advisor
Ilkay Dogan .... production coordinator: Turkey
Lydia Georgala .... making-of
Goktug Gunal .... production assistant: Turkey
Dimitris Hampesis .... publicist
Hristina Hatzinikolaou .... secretary
Anna Maria Iakovaki .... marketing
Giorgos Karoris .... production assistant
Margarita Karra .... marketing
Giorgos Kazakos .... creative executive
Victoria King Voreadi .... translator (as Victoria Andre King)
Marina Kokolodimitraki .... publicist
Gianna Kollia .... creative executive
Alexis Kollias .... booking
Antigoni Koltsara .... booking
Grigoris Komninos .... operation manager
Fenia Malaxou .... marketing
Nancy Malerou .... marketing
Rene Massara .... production coordinator
Giannis Melahroinoudis .... technical controller
Deniz Memisoglou .... production assistant: Turkey
Dimitra Morou .... booking
Christina Pelekani .... creative executive (as Hristina Pelekani)
Hristina Pigaki .... legal counsel
Nikos Pittas .... creative executive
Elisavet Psilopoulou .... financial advisor
Katerina Raftopoulou .... publicist
Manolis Stavroulakis .... creative executive
Sevi Tsaousi .... creative executive
Giorgos Tsesmetzoglou .... translator
Dimitris Vernicos .... scenario advisor
Margarita Yariou .... script supervisor
Antigoni Zoga .... production secretary
Bülent Turgut .... marketing and sales director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Petros Antoniadis .... special thanks
Giorgos Bozopoulos .... special thanks
Margarita Cadenas .... special thanks
Rosalie Chorafas .... special thanks (as Rosalie Corraface)
Konstadinos Dafermos .... special thanks (as Kostas Panagopoulos)
Yannis Haralambidis .... special thanks
Panagiotis Kalatzopoulos .... special thanks
Stelios Kalergis .... special thanks
Alkis Kourkoulos .... special thanks
Vassilis Leontiadis .... special thanks
Emmy Leontiadou .... special thanks
Haris Leontiadou .... special thanks
Tony Manne .... special thanks
Thanasis Manosis .... special thanks
Despoina Mastrangelopoulou .... special thanks
Savvas Mellopoulos .... special thanks
Rob Meyers .... special thanks (as Robert Meyers)
Nikos Ouzounoglou .... special thanks
Zinos Panagiotidis .... special thanks
Konstadinos Panagopoulos .... special thanks (as Kostas Panagopoulos)
Grigoris Papagiotis .... special thanks
Ioannis Papamihalakis .... special thanks
Nikos Smaragdis .... special thanks
Afroditi Theodorakakou .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Politiki kouzina" - Greece (original title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiencesSee more »
Quotes:
Fanis Iakovides:I was afraid... of the moment of having to leave again.See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Good, very good, 23 January 2004
Author: georgem4 from Reading, England

I just watched the film for the second time in two days and loved it. Initialy, you may be forgiven of thinking that the film is a testament to nostalgia, love, and the preocupation of the Greeks with good food. Nevertheless, although cooking is the main theme of the film, halfway through you realize that there is a serious story behind the gastronomy.

The production, computer graphics and sound could be better but that doesn't really matter. Cinema is about the whole product and in this case it is superb. Good casting with some splendid performances, great cinematography, excellent direction, great music. If that's not enough for you, the film communicates a fine and simple philosophy about life, the universe and everything - one that we used to identify with but sadly we are rapidly moving away from it.

I hope the film is distributed outside Greece. I wouldn't be surprised if it won a few international awards.

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