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Soul Kitchen -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Fatih Akin (screenplay)
Adam Bousdoukos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 December 2009 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
"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.)
Plot:
In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If you smell, what Faith is cookin ... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Adam Bousdoukos ... Zinos Kazantsakis

Moritz Bleibtreu ... Illias Kazantsakis
Pheline Roggan ... Nadine Krüger

Anna Bederke ... Lucia Faust

Birol Ünel ... Shayn Weiss

Dorka Gryllus ... 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

Udo Kier ... Herr Jung
Monica Bleibtreu ... Nadines Großmutter
Bernd Gajkowski ... Trucker
Herma Koehn ... Gast
Julia Wachsmann ... Tanja

Markus Imboden ... Vater Nadine
Gudrun Egner ... Mutter Nadine
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Nörgelgast
Zarah Jane McKenzie ... Kellnerin

Peter Lohmeyer ... Restaurantbesitzer
Senol Ugurlu ... Häftling (as Senol 'Shayn' Ugurlu)
Francesco Fiannaca ... JVA Beamter
Hendrik von Bültzingslöwen ... Assistent von Frau Schuster
Simon Goerts ... Tschako (as Simon Görts)

Jan Fedder ... Meyer
Arne Benzing ... Bad Boy Boogiez
Piotr Gregorowicz ... Bad Boy Boogiez
Hans Ludwiczak ... Bad Boy Boogiez
Jan Weichsel ... Bad Boy Boogiez
Bülent Celebi ... Ali Davidson

Philipp Baltus ... DJ
Peter Jordan ... Notar
Wolfgang Schumacher ... Dr. Schlecht
Maverick Quek ... Han
Fritz Renzo Heinze ... Pfarrer
Joana Adu-Gyamfi ... Apothekerin
Till Huster ... Polizist
Maria Ketikidou ... Kommissarin
Klaus Maeck ... Deutscher im Wartezimmer
Torsten Lemke ... Patient
Salman Kurtulan ... Türke im Wartezimmer
Ernest Hausmann ... Afrikaner im Wartezimmer
Lars Rudolph ... Richter im Amtsgericht
Emek Kavukcuoglu ... Junger Makler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Karpinski ... Restaurantbesucher (uncredited)
Torben Karstens ... Angry Customer (uncredited)
Inna Knaus ... Prostituierte (uncredited)
Thomas Schunke ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mischuhin Zolot ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Fatih Akin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fatih Akin  screenplay
Adam Bousdoukos  screenplay

Produced by
Fatih Akin .... producer
Paolo Colombo .... co-producer
Alberto Fanni .... co-producer
Ann-Kristin Homann .... producer
Klaus Maeck .... producer
Christian Springer .... line producer
Fabienne Vonier .... co-producer
Jeanette Würl .... producer: NDR
Flaminio Zadra .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Rainer Klausmann 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Bird 
 
Casting by
Monique Akin 
 
Production Design by
Tamo Kunz 
 
Art Direction by
Seth Turner 
 
Costume Design by
Katrin Aschendorf 
 
Makeup Department
Nicola Faas .... key makeup artist
Maike Heinlein .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andrea Bockelmann .... production manager
Florian Bothe .... set manager
Tarik Erpinar .... unit manager
Steffen Gerdes .... assistant unit manager
Jürgen Sitzer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cecile Heisler .... assistant director (as Cecilie Heisler-Zigulla)
 
Art Department
Doga Cigsar .... assistant property master
Gonda Hinrichs .... construction coordinator
Maythe Stavermann .... graphic designer
Beate ter Schüren .... property master: outdoor
 
Sound Department
Richard Borowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Sascha Heiny .... adr recordist
Andreas Hildebrandt .... supervising sound editor
Kai Lüde .... sound mixer
Jörn Martens .... boom operator
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Kuen-Il Song .... sound editor
Markus Stemler .... foley editor
Kai Storck .... dialogue editor
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Norbert Skodock .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas Diesselhorst .... digital artist
Dirk Frischmuth .... Flyeranimation
Frank Hellmann .... digital intermediate supervisor
Markus 'Maggi' Selchow .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Uwe Mansshardt .... stunts
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
Axel Wagener .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthias Bode .... grip
Miriam Fassbender .... assistant camera
Torsten Lemke .... gaffer
Astrid Miegel .... assistant camera
Carsten Scharrmann .... key grip
Donat Schilling .... steadicam operator
Gordon A. Timpen .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Ronney Afortu .... colorist
Julia Drache .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pia Hoffmann .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jörn Martens .... food stylist (as Joern Martens)
Harro von Have .... legal counsel: producer
 
Thanks
Ali Akendiz .... thanks
Cem Akin .... dedicatee (as My Brother Cem)
Monica Bleibtreu .... in memory of
Chris Bousdoukos .... thanks
Timo Bousdoukos .... thanks
Kai Erickson .... thanks
Richard Klubeck .... thanks
Michéle Knaup .... thanks
Feridun Koc .... thanks
Nadine Köhler .... thanks
Sherman Langhoff .... thanks
Denis Moschitto .... thanks
Mustafa Pancar .... thanks
Anna Renckstorf .... thanks
Suzan Sekerci .... thanks
Rabea Wachsmann .... thanks
Uta Winterhof .... thanks
Linda Zappe .... thanks
 

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99 min
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Color (Fujicolor)
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Trivia:
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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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
If you smell, what Faith is cookin ..., 27 March 2010
Author: kosmasp

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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