The story of a rather anal restaurant chef in Hamburg who rules her kitchen with an iron-hand and is so obsessive about it, that she has to take therapy. Things begin to unravel when her orphaned niece comes to live with her and she has to take care of a temperamental, depressed, not to mention equally stubborn child.
Choosing this highly unwelcome time, an Italian chef Mario also makes an entry into her restaurant fortress and her life. How does Martha tackle these two mountainous sources of anxiety? By falling slowly and reluctantly into love.
Martina Geddeck and Sergio Castellitto were nominated, and also won numerous awards for their portrayal of Martha and Mario. The European Film Awards, German Film Awards, Goya Awards, German Film Critics Association Awards are among many others that the actors won. Director Sandra Nettlebeck won the Grand Prix at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, Silver Dagger at the Muscat Film Festival, Grand Prize at the Mons International Festival of Love Films and many more.
In sum, a neatly made, multi award-winning, touching German film. Catch it on March 9th at 1900 hrs at Goethe Centrum, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations.
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