Rent Eden (2006)

3.6 of 5 from 66 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
Gregor, an eccentric chef, runs a small restaurant on the outskirts of town. In his spare time he often sits by a street cafe where he is served by Eden. Eden is married to Xaver and has a young daughter, Leonie, who has Down Syndrome. Gregor is charmed by both Leonie and and her mother and decides to bake a cake with his own homemade chocolate for Eden's birthday. A platonic relationship begins, but when she becomes pregnant again, Xaver becomes jealous of Gregor, leading to a confrontation. Gregor decides to leave town, but first he wants to see Eden one last time...
Actors:
, , , Wioletta Breskic, Jonas Laiblien, Phillip Klinkner, , Uta Zech, Leonie Stepp, , Hildegard Kuhlenberg, , , , , Pascal Ulli, Ursula Habel, Monica Lic, Pamela Nicole Macher,
Directors:
Michael Hofmann
Writers:
Michael Hofmann
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Germany, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/01/2008
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Eden

Surprising - Eden review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
16/10/2009

I hadn't heard of this film before but thought it sounded interesting. It is a wee gem of a German film that is very French in style. There are elements of other foodie films such as Tampopo and Babette's Feast running through this and the small child is a terrific actress. No heavy storylines or moral judgements - just a different film that is so unlike any Hollywood production-line number!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Madly German - Eden review by JD

Spoiler Alert
24/05/2012

This is minority/cult viewing. A morbidly obese chef who watches waitresses and befriends one and her Down's syndrome daughter with a chocolate cake. The father of whom eventually beats him up and tries to destroy him. The acting is not captivating but the weirdness of the plot strangely compelling. The topless bierkeller and the visceral way in which the chef enjoys his food I found particularly Germanic, I'm not sure why.

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