Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice) (2003)
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The historical conflicts between Greece and Turkey and the lives of those caught in between are explored in Tassos Boulmetis' debut feature, the autobiographical drama A Touch of Spice. A box-office smash in Greece, the film won the Audience Award at the 2003 Thessaloniki Film Festival, and had its U.S. premiere in competition at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. After a brief prologue, which introduces its astronomer-chef protagonist, Fanis (Georges Corraface of Escape From L.A.), who lives in
Oct 24, 2003 Wide
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Since it's going to make you mighty hungry anyway, I'd suggest skipping A Touch of Spice and going straight to dinner.
A lovely sense of community and family permeates, and Corraface, a familiar face in many American and Greek productions, anchors it all. But don't expect to taste anything surprising.
The food metaphors pile up like layers of an overstuffed sandwich in A Touch of Spice.
The meals look ravishing; the film, however, leaves nothing but a sickly-sweet aftertaste.
A sentimental Greek offering that's been immensely popular in its home country but doesn't translate well.
A Touch of Spice has a few imaginative and amusing scenes as well as all the right ingredients of a romantic dramedy, but those ingredients merely simmer without coming to a boil. It often feels contrived and convoluted while its variety of ingredi
This handsome widescreen production about a spice-obsessed Greek professor's journey to adulthood mixes food, history and family ties very palatably and poetically.
Mix historical drama, nostalgic coming-of-age soap opera, and more cooking metaphors than even Julia Child would be able to stomach, and the resultant concoction is A Touch of Spice.
This high calorie confection is a bit Greek to me, since Americans literally bursting at the seams and already bombarded with food ads, are always trying their best to run in the opposite direction from those pound packing temptations.
Suggests that the scenes [in the film] were randomly picked from the characters' lives, as if flipping through an album in which the choice of photos was dictated by the need to have had a camera at hand rather than the need to document important moments.
Una película "linda" si bien edulcorada, y demasiado directa hacia lo que se supone que el espectador debe sentir. Sólo falta el cartel al final: "échale sal a tu vida".
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