When Zinos hires a gourmet chef for his struggling Hamburg restaurant, it only serves to drive away his low-life regulars. Meanwhile, Zinos' girlfriend, Nadine, has moved to Shanghai to take a reporting job. A new hip clientele helps bring the restaurant back, but Zinos' heart still needs fixing, so he flies to China, leaving Soul Kitchen in the hands of his criminal brother, Illias. Bad move: Illias gambles the eatery away and Nadine has a new lover. But the brothers have a chance to repair the damage if they can stop arguing and work as a team. Directed by the acclaimed Fatih Akin , the hilarious and heartfelt Soul Kitchen, set to an infectious soul and funk soundtrack, won two prizes at the Venice Film Festival.