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IFC Films Presents

A Film by Fatih Akin
In association with Moon and Stars Project & The American Turkish Society

Opening on Friday, August 20, 2010
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue
(at West 3rd St.)
New York, NY 10014
For info & advance tickets
call (212) 924 7711 or visit


Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
1886 Broadway
(Broadway b/n 62nd & 63rd st.)
New York, NY 10023
For info & advance tickets
call (212) 757 2280 or visit


Soul Kitchen
Germany / 2009 / 35 mm / 99min.   
In German with English Subtitles

- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“An Engaging out-and-out farce.”
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“One of the Current World Cinema Scene’s Most Exciting Filmmakers.”
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

“Very Funny and Irreverently alive.”
- Wesley Morris, The Boston Globa

“A Rollicking, Beat-Crazy Foodie Comedy… Purely Entertaining”
The Onion A.V. Club

Casts & Credits
Featuring Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke, Dorka Gryllus, Lucas Gregorowicz, and Wotan Wilke Möhring
Written and Directed by Fatih Akin
Produced by Fatih Akin and Klaus Maeck


Celebrated filmmaker Fatih Akin, known for celebrated dramas like Head-On and The Edge of Heaven serves up a delightfully fresh comedy with his latest award-winning film. Soul Kitchen is a delicious, free spirited story of food, friends, and rock & roll; winner of the “Special Jury Prize,” and the “Young Cinema Award for Best Film” at the Venice Film Festival, and a smash with audiences at the Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.

Soul Kitchen centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restaurateur, Zinos (co-screenwriter Adam Bousdoukos) whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his 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 Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack.

Festivals and Awards
(2009) Venice Film Festival: Special Jury Prize, Young Cinema Awards
(2009) Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection

Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg, Germany and studied at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts. His films include The Edge of Heaven, which won for best screenplay at Cannes and the European Film Awards, and Head-On, which won the Golden Bear at Berlin and Best Film at the European Film Awards.

2009     Soul Kitchen
2007     The Edge of Heaven
2005     Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
2004     Visions Of Europe
2003     Head-On
2002     Solino
2001     I Think About Germany – We Forgot to Go Back
2000     In July
1998     Short Sharp Shock

To view trailer, click here.