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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress -- Spanish chef Ferran Adria and his staff work tirelessly to create the innovative menu for legendary avant-garde eatery El Bulli in this extraordinary doc.


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1 September 2011 (Netherlands) See more »
For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ferran Adrià ... Himself
Oriol Castro ... Himself
Eduard Xatruch ... Himself
Eugeni de Diego ... Himself
Aitor Lozano ... Himself

Directed by
Gereon Wetzel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anna Gnesti Rosell  concept
Gereon Wetzel  concept

Produced by
Petra Felber .... producer: BR
Ingo Fliess .... producer
Jutta Krug .... producer: WDR
Original Music by
Stephan Diethelm 
Cinematography by
Josef Mayerhofer 
Film Editing by
Anja Pohl 
Production Management
Fabian Spang .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Jörg Elsner .... sound effects editor
Joo Fürst .... foley artist
Michael Hinreiner .... dialogue editor
Michael Hinreiner .... re-recording mixer
Joao Pedro Costa Pinto .... foley editor
Daniel Samer .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Yvonne Tran .... colorist
Other crew
Diane Bardinet .... translation and adaptation

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Germany:108 min | USA:108 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Distant and Emotionless, 14 January 2013
Author: tendobear

As an aspiring foodie myself, I found this documentary to be inspirational and thought-provoking; the sheer creativity and thought processes that goes into creating a dish is mind-blowing. However,there are flaws, I couldn't help feeling disengaged and a certain disconnect from the whole thing; while the documentary did a great job of capturing every colourful and beautiful moment, but documenting every moment doesn't make a great story. It felt very systematic and machine-like and didn't seem like there was any attempt to tell a decent story. What drives Ferran Adria? Who inspires him? How did his underlings feel about working for him? None of these human facets were touched upon so the documentary alienates the audience because it doesn't engage on an emotional level. The people you see there in the film chopping, slicing, infusing, cooking seem so far away that they might as well be on a different planet. Also, Adria comes across as a egotistical and arrogant prick who doesn't seem to actually enjoy food but sees cooking as merely a means to an end. Although he spouts deep descriptive phrases, they don't actually mean anything because he's so cold, stoic and passionless. He criticises everything and focuses only on the negatives, not once does he say anything positive and encouraging to the people who develop his dishes 24/7. Speaking of which, I'm more interested in the story of Adria's head chef Oriol Castro, he actually has passion for what he does and he seems like a great leader.

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