Der Koch

Der Koch

Deutschland / Schweiz 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Maravan, aged 24, is a Tamil asylum seeker in Switzerland, working as casual help in a highly rated, gourmet restaurant in Zurich. It is also well below his own standards, because he is a gifted and highly passionate cook. In Sri Lanka his grandmother initiated him in the culinary arts, not least in the secrets of aphrodisiacal cuisine.

When Maravan loses his job his colleague Andrea persuades him into a deal of the special kind: a joint catering venture for love menus. They start by cooking for couples, to whom they are introduced by a sex therapist. But the success of "Love Food" soon gets out and around, and a very different, not to say much more lucrative, clientele shows its interest; men from the worlds of politics and business, some of whom prove to be quite shadowy.

Hired to cook for an arms dealer, who is also supplying both sides in the civil war in his homeland, Maravan seizes the opportunity to finally take his own fate in his hands …

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Credits

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Director:Ralf Huettner
Script supervisor:Barbara Krieger
Screenplay:Ruth Toma
based on:Martin Suter (Roman)
Director of photography:Thomas Wildner
Assistant camera:Christian Mitterbauer
Still photography:Martin Menke, Bernd Spauke
Lighting design:Klaus Peter Venn
Gaffer:Stefan Grabner
Key grip:Maike Maier
Production design:Andrea Kessler, Monica Rottmeyer
Set dresser:Anne Schiek, Klaus Bienen
Set design:Birgit Esser (Set Decorator)
Property master:Stefan Isfort
Stand-by props:Heike Küpper
Make-up artist:Katharina Nädelin, Astrid Mariaschk
Costume design:Anna-Barbara Friedli
Editing:Kai Schröter
Assistant editor:Tobias Marschall
Sound:Andreas Wölki
Sound assistant:Georg Müller
Casting:An Dorthe Braker, Carol Dudley
  
Cast: 
Hamza JeetooaMaravan
Jessica SchwarzAndrea
Hanspeter Müller-DrossartDalmann
Yrsa Daley-WardMakeda
Max RüdlingerSchäfer
Jean-Pierre CornuHuwyler
Jeff MirzaMahit
Neelam BakshiAninda
Faraz AyubUlagu
Christoph GauglerFink
Natalie PereraSandana
Peter PragerRobert Mellinger
Corinna KirchhoffIsa Mellinger
Jane WeinfurtnerSung-Hee
Michael AbendrothDr. Wolf
  
Production company:Senator Film Köln GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:C-Films AG (Zürich), Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
Producer:Helge Sasse, Sonja Ewers, Anne Walser
Co-Producer:Peter Nadermann, Lothar H. Schubert, Josef Brandmaier, Ulf Israel
Line producer:Stefaan Schieder
Location manager:Franz Runge, Jan Beek (Motiv), Sandro Silva (Set)
Production coordinator:Manuela Groh
Shoot:06.06.2013-29.07.2013: St. Moritz, Zürich, Köln, Bonn, Indien
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Bundesamt für Kultur der Schweiz (Zürich), Zürcher Filmstiftung (Zürich), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:106 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.10.2014, 146287, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.2014, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.11.2014

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Originaltitel (DE) Der Koch

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Length:106 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.10.2014, 146287, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.2014, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.11.2014