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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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The actress who played Nadine's grandmother (Monica Bleibtreu) in real life was the mother of the actor (Moritz Bleibtreu) who played the role of the brother of the main character in this movie. Monica Bleibtreu died in May 2009 and is remembered in the closing credits. See more »

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If you smell, what Faith is cookin ...
27 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

You could be excused, if by hearing the title, you'd thought this is yet another "urban" comedy, starring Martin Lawrence or Ice Cube or Queen Latifah. It ain't so. While the title might be misleading (in quite a few ways), the characters in this aren't. You have finely structured people (with a cliché here and there), who seem to have their everyday problems and find a way to live with them.

Our main character has quite a few struggles to go through this movie, some of them come "back" at him (no pun intended). And while quite a few things are more than cliché (the brother and what he does towards the end, is borderline believable, even with the setup through the movie), it has quite a few nice touches to it. All in all, a warm comedy, that goes more for the heart than the brain. A nice change of pace by Faith Akin and a movie, whose flaws shouldn't hinder you enjoying it.


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