Soul Kitchen (2010)

Soul Kitchen
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Director: Fatih Akin
Actors: Adam Bousoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Unel, Anna Bederke, Pheline Roggan

Young restaurant owner Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) is down on his luck. His girlfriend Nadine (Pheline Roggan) has moved to Shanghai, his Soul Kitchen customers are boycotting the new gourmet chef, and he's having back trouble! Things start looking up when the hip crowd embraces his revamped culinary concept, but that doesn't mend Zinos's broken heart. He decides to fly to China for Nadine, leaving the restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias (Moritz Bleibtreu). Both decisions turn out to be disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent and Nadine has found a new lover! But brothers Zinos and Illias might still have one last chance to get Soul Kitchen back if they can stop arguing and work together as a team.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 96mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: German Dolby Digital 2.0

Member Reviews (12)

It was OK. Gentle pleasant enough German comedy.
Posted Monday, 23 June 2014 See my other reviews
Something that spoils situation comedy is overacting, and this had it in spades. I thought the director never quite knew which way to go with this movie and eventually it went the wrong way. I had this feeling all the way through that the mentality was "let's copy what the Americans do, that's always funny". But it wasn't.
Posted Friday, 27 December 2013 See my other reviews
German film with English subtitles, contains some extra feature. Not as good as expected, and not heart warming, not uplifting (as I hoped it to be, the title "Soul Kitchen" is just a name, do not have big hopes for the movie bases on that name..). Not funny enough for a comedy and not dramatic enough for a drama. Rather ordinary story line; mildly happy ending, etc. Also not much about food itself or food preparation. Rather it deals with health problems, tax office problems, girlfriend problem, brother's problems, con man trying to buy the place, tenant not paying his rent, trying to maintain resilience in the face of numerous but quite ordinary life obstacles etc.
Posted Saturday, 4 August 2012 See my other reviews
Zany movie but unexpectedly good
Posted Wednesday, 2 May 2012 See my other reviews
Nigel W
A working man’s caf? becomes hip after it gets an experienced chef. Fluffy comedy drama that presses all the right buttons when it comes to this sort of thing.
Posted Sunday, 6 November 2011 See my other reviews
German comedy, with touches of high fidelity and wogs out of work.
Posted Saturday, 23 July 2011 See my other reviews
Really good foreign film.
Posted Saturday, 16 July 2011 See my other reviews
Great fun. The sort of film that could attract cult status complete with re-enactments. Lots of interesting characters very well played.
Posted Monday, 7 February 2011 See my other reviews
Comedy? No! Well observed? Yes! A gentle film, that went nowhere but pleasantly passed an hour and a half! Standard storyline that's been told many times in many films in many languages!
Posted Monday, 17 January 2011 See my other reviews
At best, you will get a smile - could be hilarious in the second half - I didn't manage to get that far!
Posted Friday, 14 January 2011 See my other reviews
Too lightweight to be anything but a comedy, yet as comedy it fails miserably. It is mildly amusing in parts, but spoilt by too many scenes that go on far too long and add nothing to the story. There are a few nice twists in the story, but it's painful to have to endure the rest of the movie. And the Extras feature about the movie is even worse, also going on and on.
Posted Monday, 13 December 2010 See my other reviews
Anita L.
A quirky little German film (with English subs) about a man who runs the "Soul Kitchen".
Posted Friday, 26 November 2010 See my other reviews
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