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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Fatih Akin

Writers:

Fatih Akin (screenplay), Adam Bousdoukos (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Bousdoukos ... Zinos Kazantsakis
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Illias Kazantsakis
Pheline Roggan ... Nadine Krüger
Anna Bederke Anna Bederke ... Lucia Faust
Birol Ünel ... Shayn Weiss
Dorka Gryllus ... Anna Mondstein
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Thomas Neumann
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ... Lutz
Demir Gökgöl Demir Gökgöl ... Sokrates
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Milli
Marc Hosemann ... Ziege
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Frau Schuster vom Finanzamt
Ugur Yücel Ugur Yücel ... Knochenbrecher
Udo Kier ... Herr Jung
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ... Nadines Großmutter
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Storyline

In Hamburg, Zinos has a restaurant serving poor-man's fare; he gets by, but his girlfriend has taken a job in Shanghai, he's hurt his back and can't cook, his feckless brother can be on daily parole from jail only if Zinos employs him (though his brother doesn't want to work), a school acquaintance wants to buy the restaurant property, and the tax authority and health inspector are on his case. Zinos hires a temperamental chef and loses all his customers, signs a power of attorney giving his brother full authority at the restaurant, and buys a ticket to Shanghai. Is this a recipe for disaster? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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restaurant | chef | cook | 2000s | burglar | See All (35) »

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Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans

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Comedy | Drama

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Soul Kitchen is a The Doors' song. The protagonist looks like Jim Morrison, the band's vocalist. See more »

Quotes

Lucia Faust: Goethe said: "Colors are light's monument and misery." That is because Van Gogh get crazy and cut himself ear. Do you understand?
Illias Kazantsakis: Of course, sure. I know.
Lucia Faust: Good then.
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I DON'T KNOW
Written by Brook Benton e Bobby Stevenson
Performed by Ruth Brown
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Great movie, fast and fresh
22 May 2010 | by ilikeallmoviesSee all my reviews

Great movie, fast and fresh, the kind of fun the movies are supposed to be.

The characters are real and dynamic, the sites are beautiful, interiors and exteriors, although in industrial area, they feel warm and cozy after some time.

The action never loses pace.

I am trying to find now other movies from the same director and/or lead actor.

It is refreshing in a way Guy Ritchie is, you wait for the next movie because you expect the same feeling.


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Country:

Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German | Greek | Spanish | Turkish | English

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Soul Kitchen See more »

Filming Locations:

Am Hasenberge, Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,916, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$276,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,164,139
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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