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100 minutes
Director: Michael Hofmann
Year: 2006
Country: Germany
Thu 9:00 pm RUSH , Fri 9:30 am RUSH , Sat 3:00 pm RUSH

This quiet, poignant film explores love, jealousy, friendship, intimacy and the transformative power of food. The film centers on the relationship between Eden, a beautiful, married but lonely waitress, and Gregor, a hulking, reserved and stubborn chef, who, despite his awkwardness, prepares "cucina erotica."

The two embark on an unlikely friendship. She gets hooked on his food, and he gets hooked on her. Each inspires the other: her marriage blossoms and his dishes are better than ever. Things start to tailspin, however, when the small town starts talking-no one seems to understand the relationship, least of all Eden's husband Xavier. The heart of the story is Gregor's passion for his work and his love for Eden. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2006 Rotterdam Film Festival. [adult content, subtitles]

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