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A young, incredibly talented chef quits the profession after a contest to head a world-class restaurant ends in tragedy. Retiring to a small rural town with his grandfather, he finds a new and more peaceful existence, working as a farmer and selling vegetables at the local market. Even though content in his new life, when a nationwide cooking competition offers him the chance to take on his long-time rival, Seong-Chan embarks on a journey that will forever change his view of the world and lead him to the most startling revelations. Surrounding himself with a ragtag crew of misfits, each with his own poignant story to tell, he is soon in the media spotlight, facing stiff competition from the other contestants while dealing with his grandfather's diminishing faculties and a long buried family secret. Seong-Chan can only struggle to overcome every adversity with a quiet dignity. Written by
Robert Guillemette for Fantasia Film Festival
Sik-gaek (a.k.a. Le Grand Chef / Best Chef / Shik-gaek) (2007) and the television series "Shik-gaek" (a.k.a. "Gourmet" or "Best Chef") (2008), are both based on a comic book by Yeong-man Heo. See more »
This film is basically about cooking and competition. Also based on a comic book or manhwa. Although the competition and the way the main chef goes about trying to win is the main aspect of the plot, there are other elements that keep things interesting. There is also pretty emotional scenes as well, which adds to the entertainment value cause it immerses you into the story and actually makes you wanna care. On the negative side, the cooking process is not that interesting or entertaining to watch which is just a small gripe. I also thought the subplots with some melodrama is done good as well. Everything in this film is also very fast paced, and yet it does not confuse you either which is a good thing cause although it tries to cram a lot of stuff into one film it does a pretty well. There is films about chef and cooking, some done well and some not so well. This one has the right ingredients to succeed.
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