Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice) 2003

A Touch of Spice

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A Greek boy (Markos Osse) grows up to become a talented cook (George Corraface) after political turmoil forces his family to leave Turkey.

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Critic Reviews for Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice)

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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.

    April 24, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    April 24, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The food metaphors pile up like layers of an overstuffed sandwich in A Touch of Spice.

    April 24, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The meals look ravishing; the film, however, leaves nothing but a sickly-sweet aftertaste.

    April 22, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    David Fear

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  • A sentimental Greek offering that's been immensely popular in its home country but doesn't translate well.

    November 29, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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

    April 24, 2009 | Rating: 5.75/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Politiki Kouzina (A Touch of Spice)

  • Apr 21, 2010
    When I read some of the reviews written by the critics I have to say that NONE of them watched the movie to the end or they need a lesson in history... because there is no other logical explanation for bad review! This movie was made in 2003, not 2006 as stated on this site, and in it amazing Greek director Tassos Boulmetis is achieving carefully constructed emotional impact with a lot of sweet touches and unique Balkan sense of humor. The film is constructed like a meal; the segments are labeled "appetizer," "main course" and "dessert"... The Balkan society has the food related to everything: marriage, astronomy, even politics... and the director managed to recognize and transfer that recognition to the audience! (Quote: "If a diplomat smells of garlic, trouble is stirring.") Slow pace at the end is not tiresome, it adds up to the whole feeling of expectation... and I have to say, for me this is one of the best Greek movies ever (it is the most successful at the Greek Box Office)! Please, get it on a DVD and enjoy it!
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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