SOUL KITCHEN is a new kind of Heimatfilm ("homeland"-film, a genre that was popular in Germany in the 50s,centered around love, friendship and non-urban life.) But this time the village is a restaurant and the director is Fatih Akin. He has gathered a best-of cast from his previous films - Adam Bousdoukos (SHORT SHARP SHOCK, HEAD-ON), Moritz Bleibtreu (SOLINO, IN JULY), Birol Ünel (HEAD-ON, IN JULY). Its about family and friends, about love, trust and loyalty and about the struggle to protect a place called home in an increasingly unpredictable world. Just after Venice Soul Kitchen will have its North-American premiere at the filmfestival in Toronto on Sept. 14th, and for its German premiere the film will be presented as opening film at the Hamburg Filmfest (24.09.09 - 03.10.09). Freibank placed the track "Sing Song Girl" by ER France in the movie.