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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Bousdoukos ...
Zinos Kazantsakis
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Illias Kazantsakis
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Nadine Krüger
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Lucia Faust
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Shayn Weiss
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Anna Mondstein
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...
Thomas Neumann
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
Lutz
Demir Gökgöl ...
Sokrates
Cem Akin ...
Milli
Marc Hosemann ...
Ziege
Catrin Striebeck ...
Frau Schuster vom Finanzamt
Ugur Yücel ...
Knochenbrecher
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Monica Bleibtreu ...
Nadines Großmutter
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In Hamburg, Zinos has a restaurant serving poor-man's fare; he gets by, but his girlfriend has taken a job in Shanghai, he's hurt has back and can't cook, his feckless brother can be on daily parole from jail only if Zinos employs him (though his brother doesn't want to work), a school acquaintance wants to buy the restaurant property, and the tax authority and health inspector are on his case. Zinos hires a temperamental chef and loses all his customers, signs a power of attorney giving his brother full authority at the restaurant, and buys a ticket to Shanghai. Is this a recipe for disaster? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"Leben ist, was passiert, waehrend du dabei bist, andere Plaene zu machen" (Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.)

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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Aska ruhunu kat  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,916 (USA) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

$274,385 (USA) (5 November 2010)
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Soul Kitchen is a The Doors' song. The protagonist looks like Jim Morrison, the band's vocalist. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2009 (2009) See more »

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Das letzte Hemd hat leider keine Taschen
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Charming - but you need to be tuned
9 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reason I picked this up was that I had read/heard somewhere that this had inspired the movie 'Ustad Hotel' in 'malayalam' which I had enjoyed.

Having seen excellent movies like The Trap/Troubled Water/L' Infante recently, I was not extremely impressed by this one but at the same time the movie is young and lovable.

There are some original humor sequences.You may like the movie a whole lot or the movie may not touch you at all - depending on your frame of mind while you watch this.

I liked the main protagonist of the movie. The back ache that he carries through out movie somehow aches your back as well while you watch the movie!. He goes easy on various people - letting his employees practice music in his dying restaurant , letting his tenant stay off rent , letting his brother run the business etc.That is how the main protagonist has been built.

The movie is filled with short easy sequences - a nice watch.


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