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SOUL KITCHEN film 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.
Like a sumptuous, exciting and satiating five-course dinner, Soul Kitchen came to me as a surprisingly heart-warming discovery. It was like walking in a random diner, ordering some foreign whatsitsname from the Chef's Special and have a wonderful time as the food tickles your taste buds.
This film concerns a chef dude who's dream is to run a successful restaurant and earn bread and butter and a place in the world for himself. It has a pinch of tragedy, a dash of hysteria, a handful of comedy and lots of delicious excitement sprinkled on the top for decoration. It understands that life is not always a bowl of cherries by showing us the struggle the characters go through.
Mystery March Challenge - Week Two
First off, before I get into the proper review, I'd just like to say that
it's a testament to how enjoyable this film is, that I could really appreciate it despite the fact that my download had crap English subtitles. For each scene, I literally had to translate the translation.
Anyway, moving on.
Soul Kitchen is just pure, unadulterated, full-fat fun. Despite being a little rushed and disjointed at times, it is packed full of wacky, feel good humor, and is a joy to watch. Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) is the owner of a run-down restaurant in the middle of an industrial estate in Hamburg. The place is popular with the locals, but fails to…
A feel-good film with groove, heart and soul (actually, more like funk) that stays with you for a long time. The characters are colourful, the use of music is perfect and the whole idea of the film is very likable.
With some minor adjustments it could have been a classic. Add a little more focus on the food, music, staff and the running of the restaurant, and drop some of the sub-plots involving crime and cash, and "woila!", you got yourself a little masterpiece!
Flawd, but what the heck! This was undoubtedly a great viewing experience, even though it has it's weaknesses. I was smiling and laughing the whole film through and when it ended I was begging for more. That's obviously a sign of quality in my opinion.
I wish this place existed in real life, I'd practically live there! :)
Una divertida pel.licula que destaca pel repertori de personatges, el bon us de la música i la facilitat per aconseguir un somriure de l'espectador. Llàstima d'un final tan previsible.
A fun movie that should be noted by the repertoire of characters, the excelent use of music and the ability to achieve a smile in the spectator. It's a shame such foreseeable ending.
ich liebe adam bousdoukos.
ich liebe moritz bleibtreu.
ich liebe birol ünel.
ich liebe, dass es zum schluss ein kleines
und ich liebe filme von fatih akin.
aber ich hasse wotan wilke möhring
(zumindestens in diesem film).
5 mal liebe und 1 mal hass = 4 sterne!
Mystery March Challenge
Week 4 „Still one place to go“
Film Soul kitchen utterly and completely corresponds to it's name.
It is a perfect example of extra-light genre film made with good taste. I always suggest it, when someone asks for a pleasant comedy for a cosy evening, due to it's total universality. Everyone would find something to relax his mind in this paradigmatic story of hard times, when life gives you just too much lemons, but you still eventually somehow manage to make a lemonade from all of them.
You can easily recommend it to your mate, to your grandma or to a total stranger and have no doubt they would have a good time watching this movie. It…
It reminds me of the italian Fantozzi.
Un tipo que se parece la tira a Jim Morrison (entre ese detallito y el título, pensé antes de verla que era un velado homenaje a The Doors) tiene un restaurante que abre, cierra, abre, cierra y es el leitmotiv de toda la historia.
Tiene bastantes ingredientes de comedia feel-good para gourmets, otros de comedia romántica, un toque gamberro, aunque si hay algo constante es el ritmo incansable que hace que todo esto funcione y no aburra.
Mejor tal vez si el guión estuviera un poquito más currado y si no terminara con un deus ex machina tan torpe y una nota tan baja, ni dejara ese regustillo que arruina un poco todo lo que ha venido antes, que estaba bastante riconudo.
Hamburgo has its charm and Soul Kitchen has its moments (an old man yelling to a capitalist pig comes to mind), but I kinda have seen this movie before, doesn't really bring anything new, including an "I'm a mess but If I really want it I can do it right" sequence.
sehr lustig! es war ein bisschen cheesy aber trotzdem hab ich sehr viel gelacht.
I'm really curious if non-Germans can enjoy this flick as much as I did. Laughed so much during it, most scenes are bursting from its energy and frentic pace. NEUMANN!!
fun fun fun
"Soul Kitchen" is a drama with laughs, or a comedy with some stakes and some weight behind it, depending on your perspective.
A German of Greek descent makes big changes to his restaurant, and plans to pursue a relationship with a woman, which becomes a long-distance one.
The characters and situations that occur are the likes of a short-form TV comedy, and given the fact that TV is better than ever right now, I mean that as a compliment.
The "plots" of the would-be restaurant buyer, the owner losing his girl to Shanghai, the romance between the "ex"-con, and the waitress all add up to one big, very fun tapestry, with surprising gravitas where it's needed. There really is a ton of soul in this film, and I really liked it.
Just eat it.
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