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Credited cast:
... Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
... Savvas Iakovidis
Renia Louizidou ... Soultana Iakovidou
... Mustafa
... Saime
... Grandpa Vasilis
... Uncle Aimilios
... Fanis - 18 years old
... Fanis - 8 years old
... Thrasyvoulos
... Iordanis
... Aunt Elpiniki
... Dorothea
... Osman Beis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Saime - 5 years old
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"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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Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiences See more »

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At Aishe's ballet class, the pianist that we see isn't playing anything close to what we hear. See more »

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Fanis Iakovides: Mussels always remind me of the hammam. When we'd go there I'd hear the elders open their souls as mussels do when steamed.
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All Spice, Cinamon And A Kiss
Adapted By, Vocals by Dilek Koc (as Dilek Kots)
Lyrics By Tassos Boulmetis'
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an emotionally charged gem
12 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Not since Cinema Paradiso have I seen a movie that put me through such an emotional roller coaster. I was laughing in one scene while the tears had still not dried up from the previous one. A cinematic masterpiece. A proof of the power of the human spirit and that of childhood innocence and purity that is often preserved in some adults.

The film is largely based on the real life experiences of the writer and director. This is the furthest from a commercial film in that it does not follow a canned script recipe. On the other hand, the quality of the production is outstanding: the CG sequences of Istanbul and Athens, crane and steady-cam shots...


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