Taste of the Soul

short

documentary

(

2010

)

awards

Amsterdam 2007, selection for IDFA
Utrecht 2008, 'Golden Calf' / Best Dutch Short Documentary

Description

Cees Helder, the first Dutch chef-cook obtaining a third Michelin star, sold his Rotterdam restaurant ‘Parkheuvel’. What he lacks most is the pot ‘in which it’s happening’, looking melancholically back to the last plate he passed on.

Erik Van Loo, the new chef of ‘Parkheuvel’ has a mission: finding the essence of taste. To ever win a third star, too. To do so, he needs to work 14 hours per day, while clearing his head to create new courses.

Paul Van Craenenbroeck was Head Inspector of Michelin for the Benelux for 25 years. He shares with us his passion as a taster: ‘Extracting one’s appreciation from the work of another’.

A film about people for whom taste is congruent with the deepest emotions one can feel.

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Production

Molenwiek Film

Coproduction

Jonge Sla Produkties

executive producer

Joop Van Wijk

Creative producer
Direction

Robbert So Kiem Hwat

Writer

Peter van Wijk

Cast

Martijn Oversteegen as Lex
(as themselves):
Djoeke, Jan, Michael
Cees, Sicco, Carien
Peter and Esther
Burhan Çakular
Artam Sezinbil

Production design
photography

Melle Van Essen

sound

Harold Jalving

Music

Wouter Messchendorp
Michael Vatcher

editing

Marjoleine Boonstra

Research
re-recording

Erik de Reus

lab

NLF

Special thanks

Ina van den Hogen
GG&GD Amsterdam
Roel Coutinho
Preventiefonds
GVO Amsterdam
Ministerie WVC