Soul Kitchen

by Fatih Akin

Soul Kitchen


Young restaurant owner Zinos is down on his luck. His girlfriend Nadine has moved to Shanghai, his "Soul Kitchen" customers are boycotting the new gourmet chef, and he's having back trouble! Things start looking up when the hip crowd embraces his revamped culinary concept, but that doesn't mend Zinos' broken heart. He decides to fly to China for Nadine, leaving the 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 Nadine has found a new lover! When it seems he lost everything, he grabs for the very last chance to get his Soul Kitchen back.


Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg. He studied Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts. »The edge of heaven« (Auf der anderen Seite) won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and at the European Film Awards. »Head-on« (Gegen die Wand) won the Berlinale Golden Bear and Best Film at the European Film Awards.

2009 »Soul Kitchen«
2007 »The Edge Of Heaven« (Auf der anderen Seite)
2005 »Crossing The Bridge - The Sound Of Istanbul« (Documentary)
2004 »Head-On« (Gegen die Wand)
2002 »Solino«
2001 »Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren« (Documentary)
2000 »In July« (Im July)
1998 »Short Sharp Shock« (Kurz und schmerzlos)



Adam Bousdoukos - Zinos
Moritz Bleibtreu - Illias
Pheline Roggan - Nadine
Anna Bederke - Lucia Faust
Lucas Gregorowicz - Lutz
Dorka Gryllus - Anna Mondstein
Demir Gökgöl - Sokrates
Birol Ünel - Shayn


Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos
Producers: Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin
Co-Producers: Fabienne Vonier, Alberto Fanni, Flaminio Zadra, Paolo Colombo
Cinematographer: Rainer Klausmann
Editor: Andrew Bird
Sound: Kai Lüde (BVFT)
Art Director: Tamo Kunz
Music Supervisor: Klaus Maeck
A production of Corazón International
In co-production with Pyramide Production / Ndr
In cooperation with Dorje Film
With support from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Nordmedia Fonds, Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital Surround Ex
Length: 99 min.
Original language: German

Original title: Soul Kitchen


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Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen

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