Césars Grill

Césars Grill

Deutschland / Schweiz 2012, Dokumentarfilm


César's Grill

My father Cesar always thought that I would eventually assume responsibility for running his grill restaurant in Ecuador, but at the age of 20, I moved to Germany and became a vegetarian.

Ten years later, when my father phoned me for the first time since I had settled in Germany, he told me that his restaurant was going bust, that he had debts with a number of loan sharks and at the bank, and that he hadn't paid any rent for over two years. I suddenly had the feeling that life in Ecuador, which until recently had seemed so distant, was tangibly close, and that saving this restaurant could be our first joint project.

What began as an absurd debate about opening hours, Excel tables and wholesale market prices, evolved to become a touching family drama with much music and song.

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Director:Dario Aguirre
Screenplay:Dario Aguirre (Konzept)
Director of photography:Santiago Oviedo
Editing:Julia Drache
Music:Daniel Almada
Production company:Filmtank Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Thomas Tielsch, Franziska Reck

All Credits


Originaltitel (DE) Césars Grill



Length:88 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.01.2013, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 03.10.2013


FBW 2013
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Max Ophüls Preis 2013
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