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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.
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!
My back hurts emphatically after seeing Kazantzakis plagued by his hernia. A well played mess of a film, aided by a great soundtrack (which had little or nothing to do with either kitchen or cook) and by Moritz Bleibtreu, who is always a joy to watch; his performance here is no exception to that rule.
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…
Jo. Mehr als man von deutschem Kino sonst so erwarten kann.
In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.
Loved the humour and feel of this one. It's as cool as you like and seemingly effortless in execution. A definite feel good. Watch it with or without the subtitles, in English dubs or native German, turn the screen off or keep it on, just enjoy. Guten Appetit!
almost a perfect popcorn picture but it takes some jokes way too far way too many times, nonetheless it is a very well acted and enjoyable venture.
Fatih Akin is one of the most popular European filmmakers currently active, but he may be one of the most misunderstood as well. His award-winner HEAD-ON (2004) was overrated in its native Germany simply because it acknowledged multiculturalism (Akin's movies are regularly set among first-generation Turkish Germans) and dismissed in the U.S. for perceived liberal platitudes about the same. The film was underrated for its generous script, which gave us a few dozen full-grown characters over a several-year period. In love with coincidence and unexpected character transformation, Akin accomplished the cinematic equivalent of certain John Irving or Haruki Murakami novels, spinning webs in every which direction and seeing them expand. His unobtrusive visual style (which became distant, almost plaintive in…
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.
Just eat it.
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