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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 ... See full summary »

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Tassos Boulmetis

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Cast

Credited cast:
Georges Corraface ... Fanis Iakovidis (as George Corraface)
Ieroklis Michaelidis ... Savvas Iakovidis
Renia Louizidou 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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Salt... is used as needed to spice up one's life See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Greece | Turkey

Language:

Greek | Turkish | English

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Touch of Spice See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on Tassos Boulmetis's personal experiences See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Fanis Iakovides: I realised then that other things can be cooked besides food.
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Soundtracks

The Return
By Evanthia Reboutsika
(p) Cantini 2003
© Cantini 2003
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Most touching.. and realistic
20 April 2004 | by MikeK-4See all my reviews

Having strong bonds with the story behind this movie I have to say that it is one if not the best Greek movie I have watched in my life. It touches sensitively on subjects that by many can be considered wrong to talk about and presents them in the nicest way without diverting from the history. The political turmoil as well as the relationships of people living in Polis (Istanbul) are highlighted and the key figures although play minor role in the events that happen around them still steal the interest by presenting how simple yet "rich" in taste their life was. Coming from a family that was as well deported (using a modest word here for what really happened) from home lands, the movie touched me in so many ways. I think it deserves a 10/10 and is highly recommended.. not only for the Greeks that can relate to the story but for anyone who can appreciate a good story.


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