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Love Steaks (2013)

Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state - like the titular steaks.


Jakob Lass


Jakob Lass (screenplay), Ines Schiller (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Lana Cooper ... Lara Schmelzing
Franz Rogowski ... Clemens Pollozek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerstin Abendroth Kerstin Abendroth ... Fr Abendroth / Personalchefin-HR Manager
Daniel Alznauer Daniel Alznauer ... SPA Manegerin / manager
Eric Popp Eric Popp ... Küchenchef / chef
Ralf Winter Ralf Winter ... Concierge


A luxury hotel. Steaks frizzle, muffintops getting massaged. Clemens (rare) joins the wellness area as a rookie. Lara (well-done) needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two of them together. Hanging in dependence. They encounter each other, until they clash. Written by FOGMA

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He - a masseur. She - a cook. A couple of punches.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The Sun So Hot, I Froze to Death
12 October 2018 | by TrTm316See all my reviews

This should have been an easy movie to like: coworkers discover romance while fighting their personal demons. And it feels weird and wrong to cry, "Too much realism!" But that was the problem, for me. Sous-chef Lara is a likeable person, when she isn't drinking. When she drinks, I'm reminded why I avoid alcoholics and other addicts like the plague - they're just unbearable to be around... and to watch. The acting was so good I couldn't stand it, on a par with Ben Gazzara in "Tales of Ordinary Madness" (Italy/France, 1981). And it doesn't help that she works with a bunch of only nominally adult jackasses in a kitchen where the noise never ceases.

Masseur Clemens is portrayed annoyingly well, too. When his #HimToo moment occurs, he reacts with neither extreme of "hot diggety" nor "get the hell out until you can behave". Instead, he dithers, uncertain and insecure. And he continues to dither through much of the movie, although who can blame him when the object of his affection is a boozehound? The resulting plot is just a little too real-time, like a novel that hasn't had its first edit.

It's difficult to enjoy a romance movie when you don't feel much affinity or affection for the characters. Building that affinity would require prologue, I think. It's not a bad film, but it could be better.

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27 March 2014 (Germany) See more »

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Fogma #1: Suite Heart See more »

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Ostsee, Germany See more »


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