Cast: Adam Dietrich; Broumis Oliver; Castellitto Sergio; Dressel Rocco; Ducornau Jerome; Garbers Gerhard; Glaubrecht Frank; Helmi Oskar; Mazohl Leonhard; Ribon Diego; Ries Jophi; Sprenger W.D.; Stein Adrian; Thomsen Ulrich; Titzmann Gunnar; Wannek Antonio; Wittenborn Michael; Zirner August; Canonica Sibylle; Flogel Alexandra; Foerste Maxime; Fuchs Maria; Gedeck Martina; Grauwiller Regula; Hansmeier Katrin; Nettelbeck Sandra; Schmidt Angela; Studt Katja; Trauttmansdorff Victoria; Ьner Idil; Baumgartner Karl; Berg Christine; Bowakow Dschingis; Degli Esposti Carlo; Friedel Christoph; Hoehn Marcel; Kцlmel Rainer; Limmer Ulrich; Seeber Michael; Stussak Heinz; Bertl Michael; Helmi Bettina; Brдuer Mona; Di Bartolomei Bruno; Kappes Gerd; Luzi Alessandro; Tцpfer Ilse; Freudenthal Thomas
Taglines: In Martha’s enchanted kitchen, more than the food is starting to simmer. With some special ingredients they just might discover a recipe for passion.
“Shiawase” wa, honno chotto no sajikagen [Japan]
Storyline: In a German restaurant, Chef Martha Klein is the undisputed supreme ruler of the kitchen staff and woe to any customer who would dare criticize her cooking. Her life is firmly centered around cooking which takes on a obsessive level with stubborn single mindedness. Even when she is ordered to take therapy, she still constantly talks about her work and the iron clad control she relishes in her task. All that changes when her sister dies in a car accident, leaving her 8 year old daughter, Lina. Martha takes her niece in and while making enquiries for her estranged father, she struggles to care for this stubbornly headstrong child. Meanwhile at work, a new chef named Mario is hired on and Martha feels threatened by this unorthodox intruder. The pressures of both her private and work life combine to create a situation that will fundamentally call her attitudes and life choices into question while these interlopers into her life begin to profoundly change it.