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by Tassos Boulmetis


The story of Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require a touch of spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. Thirty-five years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.

international title: A Touch of Spice
original title: Politiki kouzina
country: Greece
sales agent: Hellas Film - Greek Film Centre
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Tassos Boulmetis
film run: 108'
release date: GR 24/10/03, ES 19/11/2004, FI 04/02/2005, SE 04/03/2005, IT 25/03/2005, DE 28/04/2005, AT 03/06/2005, BE 27/06/2005, DK 05/08/2005, NO 26/12/2005
screenplay: Tassos Boulmetis
cast: Stelios Mainas, Georges Corraface, Theodora Tzimou, Ieroklis Michailidis, Renia Louizidou
cinematography by: Takis Zervoulakos
film editing: Giorgos Mavropsaridis
art director: Olga Leontiadou
costumes designer: Bianca Nikolareizi
music: Evanthia Reboutsika
producer: Lily Papadopoulou
production: Village Cinemas, Greek Film Center, ANS International (TR); MC2 (FR)
distributor: DeA Planeta (ES), Lady Film (IT), Alamode Film (DE), Capitol Films (UK)
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