Multi­cul­tural high-speed comedy about a squab­bling Moroccan duo in a hotel kitchen where Nordip (Mounir Valentyn) ends up after his grad­u­a­tion with distinc­tion. The kitchen is a chaotic mini-world that the camera whizzes through, with some very strange staff members, from a Yugoslav meat cutter (Tygo Gernandt) to a hawking hard rocker as the chef (Frank Lammers). But also with the gorgeous blonde wait­ress Agnes (Bracha van Does­burgh), daughter of the owner (Linda van Dijck). She and Nordip grad­u­ally become a multi­cul­tural Romeo and Juliet — but first they will have to defy their fami­lies. Agnes would do better than bring a Moroccan to the parental house, and Nordip strug­gles with his proud father’s high expec­ta­tions. But he does not feel at home with the Moroc­cans in the kitchen, either — they with their mopeds, Nordip with his bicycle. After Khalid Boudou’s book.

Title: Het schnitzelparadijs
Year: 2005
Duration : 1 hour, 23 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2005

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Micha Hulshof
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Yahya Gaier
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Mimoun Oaissa
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Gürkan Küçüksentürk
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Tygo Gernandt

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Production Design (2005)
Floris Vos
Beste Montage (2005)
Job ter Burg (NCE)
Beste Regie (2005)
Martin Koolhoven

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2005)

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