‘Why Aren’t They Ordering Any Food?’
German filmmaker Fatih Akin is one of the stars of European cinema. His gritty dramas about Turkish immigrants in Germany have earned him accolades at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as an Oscar nomination.
But from the very first beats of his latest film, Soul Kitchen, you know you’re not in for an evening of European art-house fare.
The film opens as chef Zinos throws frozen fish and chips in the deep fryer, jamming to Quincy Jones in his dingy kitchen. A grungy, very hungry crowd waits outside. The camera zooms out to reveal the inside of a