September Film Series- ‘SOUL KITCHEN’, Germany- SAT 2 SEPT, 3 pm

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1 Hr 39 Mins

Directed by Fatih Akin

Kind Courtesy: The Goethe-Institut Thailand and Embassy of Germany



Our Opening Film, by one of Germany’s best-known contemporary directors, has won awards at the top festivals of the world, like Venice and Toronto.

It combines food, music, charismatic characters, in a story that’s studded with action, passion, tension, and there’s no let-up, until the very last scene.

Zinos, a German of Greek descent, runs a homely restaurant in a warehouse, that has a motley group of regulars.

When he hires a gourmet cook, his haute cuisine drives away his regulars. But then comes his jail bird-brother Ilias who takes on the role of a deejay. His Soul and R & B numbers bring back the crowds, and even the sultry bar-tender Lucia falls for him. On one such musical evening, an aphrodisiac dish produces sensational results!

In order to continue his love-affair with his journalist girlfriend Nadine who has moved to Shanghai, Zinos hands over the restaurant to his gaming brother, with disastrous results.  Can ‘Soul Kitchen’ be reinstated, is the cliff-hanger question that the food and music lovers of the restaurant ask with baited breath, as also the various ‘lovers’ of the drama.


Director Fatih Akin, who is of Turkish origin, is noted for his multi-cultural themes and characters, including in his earlier serious dramas Head On, Edge of Heaven which won him awards and acclaim. The comedy Soul Kitchen, he said, was a total ‘break’ for him.


It is indeed, a delightful break, for audiences of all tastes-food, music, drama, comedy.




What the Critics said:

Chicago Reader: Exuberant restaurant comedy

Variety: It is pacey entertainment that hardly puts a foot wrong.

Salt Lake Tribune: Director Fatih Akin’s specialty is illuminating the multi-cultural bustle of modern Germany.



The Film Festival is supported by the Goethe-Institute Thailand and the Embassy of Germany, who will serve snacks and drinks, after the screening.


Ambassador HE Peter Prugel will introduce the movie.

Ms Maren Niemeyer, Director of  the Goethe-Institut Thailand , will propose the vote of thanks.


The Movie Screening will be at Room 201 (Second Floor) of River City Bangkok.


For Reservations

Tel. 022370077-8 ext. 622, 701 


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