Soul Kitchen(Movie, 2009)

| 1h 39min | Genres: Drama, Comedy
Soul KitchenRating: 3.5/5 (with 125 votes)
Soul Kitchen is a 2009 German comedy film directed by Fatih Akın, with a screenplay by Akın and Adam Bousdoukos. Bousdoukos based the story on his own experiences as the owner of a Greek tavern named "Taverna", where Akın was a regular customer. Akın filmed the movie entirely in the Hamburg area. The film had its world premiere on 10 September 2009 at the 66th Venice Film Festival. The movie received general release in Germany on 25 December 2009. Akın dedicated the film to his brother Cem, who appears in the film as Milli. The film also carries a tribute in the end credits to Monica Bleibtreu (mother of Moritz Bleibtreu), whose appearance as Nadine's grandmother in this film was her next-to-last cinema credit. ()
Movie poster of Soul Kitchen

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Awards & Nominations for Soul Kitchen

European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

About Soul Kitchen

SOUL KITCHEN centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent, and Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack.

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Trailer for Soul Kitchen + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Soul Kitchen Trailer (English subtitles)(Trailer, 1:59)

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production countries: Germany, France, Italy
Shot in: Hamburg
Plays in: Hamburg
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE), Greek (EL)
Translated into 18 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/10/2009 (World premiere: 09/09/2009)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"소울 키친"
"Sal y pimienta"
"Душевна Кухня"
Budget: 5,000,000 USD
Revenue: 17,872,796 USD (= 357%)

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