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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

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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.

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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