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Mediterranean Food (2009)

Dieta mediterránea (original title)
Sofia's story, the best chef the world, and the two men who helped her to become a legend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Molina ...
Sofía
Paco León ...
Toni
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Frank
Carmen Balagué ...
Loren
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Ramón
Jesús Castejón ...
Pepe Ripoll
Jordi Martínez ...
Padrastro Frank
Usun Yoon
Dolo Beltrán ...
Lunes (voice)
André Bonnaure ...
Cocinero
Txabi Franquesa ...
Cocinero
Frank Díaz ...
Cocinero
Alain Devahive ...
Cocinero
Sergio Santamaría ...
Cocinero
Pablo Castillo ...
Cocinero
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In a seaside village in Spain, the teenager Sofía is a bad student that helps her father Ramón and her mother Loren in the kitchen of the small family restaurant and dreams on becoming the best chef in the world. Her best childhood friends are the correct Toni and the reckless Frank. When Sofía finds that Ramón is bisexual, she leaves her fiancé Toni to work with Frank in a five star hotel and has a one night stand with him. However, she returns to her village when she gets pregnant and marries Toni. Years later, Frank also returns to his village and Sofía loves Toni and Frank and they all live together as a threesome. Sofía cooks with passion and her top-notch culinary skill is recognized by other chefs. However, when Frank decides to get married and have a normal life, the relationship between Sofía and Toni is affected. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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6 February 2009 (Spain)  »

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Ay, cosita linda
Written by Pacho Galán (as Francisco 'Pacho' Galán)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Fun food
10 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this last month at the Palm Springs International Film Festival where it played to packed theaters. This is a fun romantic-comedy from veteran writer/director Joaquín Oristrell and co-written with Oristrell by another film vet, Yolanda Garcia Serrano. Sophia (Olivia Molina) has been raised working in her parents small family restaurant. She can't make up her mind between two men she's known since childhood. Toni (Paco León) is faithful, hardworking and perfect husband material. Frank (Alfonso Bassave) is a slick, handsome jet setter who is in the same profession of food service as Sophia but Frank has upscale industry connections and realizes Sophia has the talent at cooking to be a five star chef. Sophia wants to follow her dreams of owning an upscale restaurant and knows Frank has the keys to helping her but she also does not want to lose Toni so the three come to an unlikely arrangement that will keep them all together. It's a bright and clever script with great comedic dialog and a certain innocence of simple fun about it. A great cast and excellent support from Carmen Balagué as Sophia's mother Loren. Wonderful cinematography by Albert Pascual and a beautiful on screen look by production designer Lorenç Miquel and set decoration by Elisabet Diaz. This is an entertaining film and the audiences at the PSIFF loved it. I would give this a 9.0 out of 10 and recommend it.


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