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“Sergio Herman, F***ing Perfect,” a documentary about an obsessive Dutch chef which plays next month in the Berlin festival, is set for international distribution.
Rights to the film outside the Benelux region have been picked up by Amsterdam and Hong Kong-based sales company Fortissimo Films.
“Sergio Herman” follows the ups and downs of a Herman who is one of only two cooks ever to obtain a 20/20 score from the Gault Et Millau food guide. But after reaching the top with his Oud Sluis restaurant, Herman decides that he has sacrificed too much and closes down the world famous eatery.
“We all love a great meal at a great restaurant »
- Patrick Frater
Culinary documentary to receive world premiere at Berlin next month.
Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Benelux) to culinary documentary feature Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect, which will receive its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15).
The new film, directed by Willemiek Kluijfhout, centres on master chef Sergio Herman, who decides to let go of his three-star restaurant Oud Sluis in order to fulfill his dreams.
It is produced by Amsterdam-based Reinette van de Stadt through her documentary production company Trueworks. Kluijfhout’s previous film, Mussels in Love, was the opening film of Berlin’s Culinary Cinema strand in 2013.
Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect will be presented at the Berlinale where a special meal will be prepared and presented on the occasion of the world premiere. The film will also show in the Efm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Last week, I gave Michael Keaton a hard time on this site for signing on to a blockbuster like Kong: Skull Island in the wake of his acclaimed comeback in Birdman. Now, on the eve of potentially his first Oscar nomination, Keaton is in the news for a meatier follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to play Ray Kroc, the businessman who turned McDonald’s into the king of fast food restaurants and one of the biggest brands in the world. Don’t worry, haters, this is going to be closer to Super Size Me than Mac and Me in its interests. Something darker than the biography you’ll find at the McDonald’s website. THR says the script, by Robert Siegel (writer of The Wrestler and Big Fan but also co-writer of Turbo), is being likened to The Social Network and There Will Be Blood. “There »
- Christopher Campbell
Five years ago, Rob, Neil and I were dreading the time of year when moss grows on theater screens, and I suggested that January wasn’t all bad. That everyone had bought into the assumption that the month was a dumping ground even though there were good movies that came out after Christmas. That we’d all been hypnotized by a narrative that felt right unless you pushed on it. Neil told me to prove it, so Rob and I set out to. We also told Neil he should try to eat 50 chicken nuggets while watching Super Size Me, and he did. These were different times. However, the list that Rob and I made of 12 “great” movies released in January really only served to prove what we all know in our hearts: this month is awful. It wasn’t always awful, and it might not always be awful, but it’s been awful for a considerable amount »
- Scott Beggs
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