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A low-budget restaurateur finds himself in a big vat of trouble in this comedy from director Fatih Akin. Zinos Kazantsakis (Adam Bousdoukos) runs a cheap restaurant in a run-down warehouse distract that he calls the Soul Kitchen. While the food isn't very good, it doesn't cost much and a regular clientele shows up each evening for cheap beer, filling food, and the company of their peers. Bad luck follows Zinos like a shadow, and when his girlfriend, Nadine (Pheline Roggan), runs off to China, he decides to follow, putting his brother (Moritz Bleibtreu) in charge of the restaurant. However, his brother is a convicted criminal, and before long the city's underworld has taken over the place and tax collectors are threatening to shut them down. Zinos returns after Nadine pledges her heart to another, and discovers his diner is a shambles; hoping to put the Soul Kitchen back on its feet, Zinos hires a flashy gourmet chef (Birol Unel) to revamp the menu, but soon he's alienated his old customers while new ones haven't taken their place. Soul Kitchen received its North American premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 20, 2010

Cast

Adam Bousdoukos
as Zinos Kazantsakis
Moritz Bleibtreu
as Illias Kazantsakis
Birol Ünel
as Shayn Weiss
Pheline Roggan
as Nadine Krüger
Lucas Gregorowicz
as Lutz
Wotan Wilke Möhring
as Thomas Neumann
Dorka Gryllus
as Anna Mondstein
Demir Gokgol
as Sokrates
Udo Kier
as Herr Jung
Monika Bleibtreu
as Nadine's Grandmother
Jan Fedder
as Inspector Meyer
Peter Lohmeyer
as Restaurant Owner
Cem Akin
as Milli
Marc Hosemann
as Ziege
Catrin Striebeck
as Frau Schuster
Ugur Yucel
as Kemal

Crew

Fatih Akin
Director
Fatih Akin
Producer
Klaus Maeck
Producer
Fatih Akin
Screenwriter
Adam Bousdoukos
Screenwriter
Rainer Klausmann
Cinematographer
Klaus Maeck
Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew D. Bird
Editor
Tamo Kunz
Production Designer
Paolo Colombo
Co-producer
Flaminio Zadra
Co-producer
Fabienne Vonier
Co-producer
Alberto Fanni
Co-producer
Katrin Aschendorf
Costume Designer
Monique Akin
Casting
Christian Springer
Line Producer
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