Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Soul Kitchen

2009 by Fatih Akin - German movie

I came across this movie hoping it to be a food movie. It wasn't. But it did not disappoint even otherwise.

A guy who runs a shabby restaurant, hires a talented cook under some extra ordinary circumstances and finds some business. He is also having difficulties dealing with his girl friend who is working in China. 

Zino, the Greek origin guy, definitely manages a lot of sympathy from the viewers, how all things go against him, even losing his girl friend and even his restaurant. But there is a bit of laughter behind, which mean the movie is quite entertaining at the same time, in unusual way though. And it ends up nearly like a romantic comedy, with some intelligence.

A good watch from an interesting young director. Performance from the whole cast is exceptional.