Bella Martha / Mostly Martha (Sandra Netterbeck, Germany, 2001)
Tue, October 4, 2011 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Burdine Hall 216
Remake: No Reservations (Scott Hicks, 2007)
Mostly Martha is a rich addition to the recent banquet of movies about food. Martha (Martina Gedeck), the domineering chef at a fancy restaurant, has her rigid routine broken when her sister dies in a car wreck, leaving behind her 9-year-old daughter Lina (Maxime Foerste). Martha takes the girl in, but has no gift for maternal expression. Meanwhile, her control over her kitchen is threatened when her boss hires a buoyant Italian named Mario (Sergio Castellitto) to assist, and Martha finds herself flailing in an effort to reestablish control of her life.
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