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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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Zinos Kazantsakis
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Illias Kazantsakis
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Nadine Krüger
Anna Bederke ...
Lucia Faust
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Shayn Weiss
Dorka Gryllus ...
Anna Mondstein
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Thomas Neumann
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
Lutz
Demir Gökgöl ...
Sokrates
Cem Akin ...
Milli
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Ziege
Catrin Striebeck ...
Frau Schuster vom Finanzamt
Ugur Yücel ...
Knochenbrecher
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Herr Jung
Monica Bleibtreu ...
Nadines Großmutter
Bernd Gajkowski ...
Trucker
Herma Koehn ...
Gast
Julia Wachsmann ...
Tanja
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Vater Nadine
Gudrun Egner ...
Mutter Nadine
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Nörgelgast
Zarah Jane McKenzie ...
Kellnerin
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Restaurantbesitzer
Senol Ugurlu ...
Häftling (as Senol 'Shayn' Ugurlu)
Francesco Fiannaca ...
JVA Beamter
Hendrik von Bültzingslöwen ...
Assistent von Frau Schuster
Simon Goerts ...
Tschako (as Simon Görts)
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Meyer
Arne Benzing ...
Bad Boy Boogiez
Piotr Gregorowicz ...
Bad Boy Boogiez
Hans Ludwiczak ...
Bad Boy Boogiez
Jan Weichsel ...
Bad Boy Boogiez
Bülent Celebi ...
Ali Davidson
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DJ
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Notar
Wolfgang Schumacher ...
Dr. Schlecht
Maverick Quek ...
Han
Fritz Renzo Heinze ...
Pfarrer
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Apothekerin
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Polizist
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Kommissarin
Klaus Maeck ...
Deutscher im Wartezimmer
Torsten Lemke ...
Patient
Salman Kurtulan ...
Türke im Wartezimmer
Ernest Hausmann ...
Afrikaner im Wartezimmer
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Richter im Amtsgericht
Emek Kavukcuoglu ...
Junger Makler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Karpinski ...
Restaurantbesucher (uncredited)
Torben Karstens ...
Angry Customer (uncredited)
Inna Knaus ...
Prostituierte (uncredited)
Thomas Schunke ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Mischuhin Zolot ...
Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fatih Akin

Written by

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Fatih Akin ... (screenplay)
 
Adam Bousdoukos ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Fatih Akin ... producer
Paolo Colombo ... co-producer
Alberto Fanni ... co-producer
Ann-Kristin Homann ... producer
Klaus Maeck ... producer
Christian Springer ... line producer
Fabienne Vonier ... co-producer
Jeanette Würl ... producer: NDR
Flaminio Zadra ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Rainer Klausmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andrew Bird

Editorial Department

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Ronney Afortu ... colorist
Julia Drache ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Monique Akin

Production Design by

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Tamo Kunz

Art Direction by

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Seth Turner

Costume Design by

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Katrin Aschendorf

Makeup Department

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Nicola Faas ... key makeup artist
Maike Heinlein ... key makeup artist
Nina Heppelmann ... additional makeup artist
Karen Knudsen ... additional makeup artist
Anne Mair ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Andrea Bockelmann ... production manager
Florian Bothe ... set manager
Tarik Erpinar ... unit manager
Steffen Gerdes ... assistant unit manager
Jürgen Sitzer ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cecile Heisler-Zigulla ... assistant director (as Cecilie Heisler-Zigulla)
Nurhan Sekerci-Porst ... second assistant director (as Nurhan Sekerci)

Art Department

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Sven Arens ... carpenter
Philipp Bahr ... assistant property master: indoor
Doga Cigsar ... assistant property master
Carola Fischbeck ... assistant property master: indoor
Gonda Hinrichs ... construction coordinator
Sabine König ... painter
Helen Susanne Lingens ... assistant property master: indoor
Jörn Martens ... food stylist
Godja Momsen ... painter
Maythe Stavermann ... graphic designer
Michael Steinbacher ... property master: indoor
Beate ter Schüren ... property master: outdoor
Jan Müller von der Haegen ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Richard Borowski ... re-recording mixer
Sascha Heiny ... adr recordist
Andreas Hildebrandt ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Kai Lüde ... sound mixer
Jörn Martens ... boom operator
Carsten Richter ... foley artist
Kuen-Il Song ... sound editor
Markus Stemler ... foley editor
Kai Storck ... dialogue editor
Hanse Warns ... foley mixer

Special Effects by

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Norbert Skodock ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Thomas Diesselhorst ... digital artist
Dirk Frischmuth ... Flyeranimation
Frank Hellmann ... digital intermediate supervisor
Markus 'Maggi' Selchow ... visual effects

Stunts

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Sönke Korries ... stunt rigger
Uwe Mansshardt ... stunts
Ronnie Paul ... stunt coordinator
Axel Wagener ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Karim Bardi ... assistant light
Florian Birch ... additional electrician
Henning Blum ... electrician
Matthias Bode ... grip
Stefan Bräsen ... gaffer
Carol Burandt von Kameke ... first assistant camera
Hannes Casper ... electrician
Miriam Fassbender ... assistant camera
Matthias Gelhausen ... camera car driver
Christian Graf ... first assistant "b" camera
Joscha Jenneßen ... key grip
Jürgen Kemmer ... first assistant camera
Hans Kötter ... additional electrician
Torsten Lemke ... gaffer
Boris Lohmeyer ... assistant light
Stefan Meese ... electrician
Astrid Miegel ... assistant camera
Sebastian Pilz ... second assistant camera
Mathieu Rech ... camera car driver
Carsten Scharrmann ... key grip
Donat Schilling ... steadicam operator
Torben Schmidt ... additional electrician
Chasper Senn ... trainee camera
Moritz Tessendorf ... second assistant camera
Gordon A. Timpen ... additional photography / still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nicole Lancaster ... wardrobe
Chandra Liebetanz ... additional wardrobe
Isabell Post ... costumer

Location Management

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Jan Müller von der Haegen ... location scout

Music Department

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Pia Hoffmann ... music supervisor
Klaus Maeck ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jörn Haack ... production driver
Daniel Luoni ... production driver
René Müller ... production driver
Michael Ziegler ... personal driver

Other crew

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Niklas Effenberger ... assistant set manager
Steffen Gerdes ... assistant set manager
Philippe Leconte ... legal supervisor: France
Richard Lormand ... publicity: International
Manuela Marth ... caterer
Dorthe Peperkorn ... continuity
Iris Rosendahl ... production assistant
Tim Viakofsky ... assistant set manager
Harro von Have ... legal counsel: producer
Kerstin Wahrlich ... continuity
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)
Marina Shik ... Russian poster design by (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ali Akendiz ... thanks
Cem Akin ... dedicatee (as My Brother Cem)
Monica Bleibtreu ... in memory of
Chris Bousdoukos ... thanks
Timo Bousdoukos ... thanks
Kai Erickson ... thanks
Defne Kayalar ... thanks
Rich Klubeck ... thanks (as Richard Klubeck)
Michéle Knaup ... thanks
Feridun Koç ... thanks (as Feridun Koc)
Nadine Köhler ... thanks
Sherman Langhoff ... thanks
Denis Moschitto ... thanks
Mustafa Pancar ... thanks
Anna Renckstorf ... thanks
Suzan Sekerci ... thanks
Rabea Wachsmann ... thanks
Uta Winterhof ... thanks
Linda Zappe ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Restooran e Soul (Iran, Persian title)
  • Cocina del alma (Argentina)
  • Taverna Soul Kitchen (Romania)
  • Aska ruhunu kat (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Κουζίνα με Ψυχή (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The actress who played Nadine's grandmother (Monica Bleibtreu) in real life was the mother of the actor (Moritz Bleibtreu) who played the role of the brother of the main character in this movie. Monica Bleibtreu died in May 2009 and is remembered in the closing credits. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Romantics (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Rated X See more »

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