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A Touch of Spice (2003)

Politiki kouzina (original title)
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tassos Boulmetis
11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Georges Corraface ... Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
Ieroklis Michaelidis ... Savvas Iakovidis
Renia Louizidou ... Soultana Iakovidou
Tamer Karadagli ... Mustafa
Basak Köklükaya ... Saime
Tassos Bandis ... Grandpa Vasilis
Stelios Mainas ... Uncle Aimilios
Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos ... Fanis - 18 years old
Markos Osse ... Fanis - 8 years old
Thodoros Exarhos ... Thrasyvoulos
Athinodoros Prousalis ... Iordanis
Kakia Panagiotou ... Aunt Elpiniki
Dina Mihailidou ... Dorothea
Themis Panou ... Osman Beis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gökçe Akyildiz ... Saime - 5 years old (as Gözde Akyildiz)
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Storyline

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life. Written by Anonymous

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Cinnamon... is bitter and sweet, just like a woman See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiences See more »

Goofs

In 1960 Fanis's grandfather was already in his 60s at least. But he meets him again in 2003...That would make him about 100 years old , but he did not really looked like it. See more »

Quotes

Fanis Iakovides: Geography is magical and the place to learn it best is near a lighthouse. By the lighthouse, the compass spins wildly and the air magnetises both the mind and the eyes.
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Soundtracks

A Shine Over the Bosporus
By Evanthia Reboutsika
(p) Cantini 2003
© Cantini 2003
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1 April 2005 | by IustinianSee all my reviews

People before me have already written about the movie, its technical structure, historical facts, etc. I don't have so much to add to them. It is a good movie. Congratulations to everyone who had a place in the production. Performances of Turkish artists are pretty good. Tamer Karadagli showed that he can do better than he did in some TV series. Anyway, that's another story.

As some other people said, you don't need to be a Turk or Greek to enjoy this movie. Even though such bitter-sweet, somehow mellow movies are not my kind of movies, I loved this movie.

This movie is a humanist answer to all those Turk, Greek, English and American politicians and strategists who wanted to create hate between two nations.

And... We, Turks and Greeks, need more movies like that.


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Country:

Greece | Turkey

Language:

Greek | Turkish | English

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (Greece) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,395,779
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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