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Soul Kitchen is a Allemand film of genre Drama directed by Fatih Akın released in USA on 10 september 2009 with Birol Ünel

Soul Kitchen (2009)

Soul Kitchen
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Released in USA 10 september 2009
Length 1h39
Directed by
OriginGerman
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Romance
Rating72% 3.647953.647953.647953.647953.64795

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.

Synopsis

Zinos, a German of Greek descent, owns Soul Kitchen, a shabby, run-down restaurant providing working-class food in the Hamburg area, in an old warehouse space. The business is struggling financially, and tax inspectors ask Zinos for payments. Occasionally a punk rock band uses the restaurant as practice space, but never pays rental fees. An old sailor, Sokrates, continuously works on his boat at the warehouse, but is never able to pay the rent.

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