A natural crowdpleaser that successfully combines food and sex for a romantic romp in the best tradition of hits like Mostly Martha.
-Dan Fainaru, SCREEN DAILY
Earns its place-setting with other foodie movies (Eat Drink Man Woman, Big Night).
-Matthew Leyland, TOTAL FILM
-Tom Dawson, BBC & David Parkinson, EMPIRE MAGAZINE
A modern-day fairy tale.
-Catherine Wheatley, SIGHT & SOUND
This foodie fable, which won the Audience Award at last year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, orbits around Gregor, a Bavarian chef famed for his ‘erotic cuisine’, and it’s a perverse romantic comedy in which food really can be better than sex.
Gregor, fat, fiftyish, surly and seriously set in his ways, is not looking for love, but when he concocts a to-die-for chocolate cake for a child’s birthday, love, in the form of the girl’s sensually deprived mother, comes looking for him.
Original Languages: German
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 98 min.