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Gastronomic love triangle for Nora Tschirner in Bon Appétit!

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German actress Nora Tschirner (who appeared in the hit film Rabbit Without Ears [+see also:
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) plays a wine waitress in Spanish editor David Pinillos’ debut feature, Bon Appétit!. The film – which started shooting in Spain (Bilbao) in November, before relocating to Switzerland (Zurich) – is currently wrapping up in Germany (Munich).

This romantic comedy – co-written by Pinillos, Juan Carlos Rubio and screenwriter-director Paco Cabezas – is set in a prestigious Swiss restaurant.

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Young and ambitious Spanish culinary talent, Daniel (played by Basque actor Unax Ugalde, seen in Goya’s Ghosts [+see also:
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), is hired by head chef Thomas (Herbert Knaup) and moves in with his Italian colleague Hugo (Giulio Berruti). Whilst preparing the most exquisite dishes, in this cosmopolitan but hierarchy-governed world, Daniel gradually falls for the wine waitress Hanna, with whom the head chef is also in love.

This European project is produced – for around €2.8m – by Spain’s Morena Films and Orio Produkzioak, Germany’s Egoli Tossell and Switzerland’s Zodiac Pictures. The film received €350,000 in backing from Eurimages.

Bon Appétit! will be released in Germany by Warner Bros. Pictures in spring 2009.

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(Translated from French)

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