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Soul Kitchen (2009)Soul Kitchen (2009)

Soul Kitchen (2009)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

France, Germany

German, Greek

Feel-Good, Funny, Weird

2009

Fatih Akin

Adam Bousdoukos, Anna Bederke, Birol Ünel

99 min

Synopsis

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Our Take

8.0
Tara Goe

A delightfully screwy comedy about a guy and his struggling bar (of the title). The film is full of food, music, dancing, romance, and crazy coincidences. Our hero, Zinos, has just be abandoned by his girlfriend. On top of that his bar is struggling, he’s recently thrown his back out, he desperately needs to find a new chef, and his shady brother has just come to the Soul Kitchen looking for a job after being let out of on “partial parole.” Will it all work out in the end? Of course it will! This film is a lot lighter than Akin’s previous features, but maybe after all those challenging pictures he just felt the need to have a good time, which this film definitely delivers.

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