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SHORT ORDER tells a story so vibrantly sumptuous each still could be served as its own meal. Amidst the quaint Parisian street night, Fifi Koko (Emma de Caunes) runs a petty short order diner. Although her name is famous in chef circles she has placed her uncanny culinary skills on the backburner as she falls prey to an existential quagmire that fears her talent shall not overcome the expectations her reputation has sown. The late hours play out as Fifi must face her talent and unrequited love for a friend, while a collective stream of colorful creatures of the night make through Fifi s consciousness to feed her with temptation, insight, and humor on the path of her life-defining decision.
About the Actor
French actress Emma de Caunes, daughter of Antoine de Caunes of Eurotrash fame and was cast as the lead actress - Fifi Koko. Other roles are in SCIENCE OF SLEEP Michel GONDRY, MA MÈRE Christophe HONORÉ LES AMANTS DU NIL Eric HEUMANNASTERIX ET OBELIX : MISSION CLÉOPATRE Alain CHABAT. She won a French Cesar 1998. British comedienne Jack Dee plays the role of Harry Melville. In 1991, Jack won the British Comedy Award for Best Stage Newcomer and following numerous guest TV appearances and a successful run of Edinburgh shows, he was nominated for the 1991 Perrier Award. His impressive list of awards to-date include two at the 1995 British Comedy Awards; one Gold and two Silver Arrows for his now infamous 'widget'. John Smith's Bitter commercials (1997) at the British Advertising Awards; and the prestigious Best Stand Up Comedian at the 1997 British Comedy Awards. Rade Sherbedgia plays Paulo and after a world famous film Before the Rain where he played the leading role, he was cast in films by prominent directors of the world (P.Noyce, J. Woo, S. Kubrick, F. Rossi...), in films such as The Saint (P.Noyce), La Tregua (F. Rossi), The Prague Duet, Broken English, Eyes Wide Shut (S. Kubrick), Polish Wedding, Stigmata, Mighty Joe Young, Il dolce rumore della vita, Mare Largo, Mission: Impossible II, Space Cowboys, The Snatch, and in South Pacific, Hermano, Quicksand, currently in postproduction. He starred alongside Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, John Turturro, Tom Cruise, Glenn Glose. He best known for his role as Boris the Blade in Guy Ritchie s Snatch. John Hurt plays Felix and previously worked on Anthony s award winning short film Meeting Che Guevara and the Man from Maybury Hill. The English actor, famous for his Oscar nominated roles in Midnight Express and in David Lynch s Elephant Man and living himself in Ireland for the last 10 years, flew over from Australia to contribute to the resistance of independent European Films, and because Vanessa Redgrave plays Marianne and has had an extraordinary career which has been marked by numerous stage and screen accolades, including an Oscar® as best supporting actress for Julia, five Academy Award® nominations, an Emmy Award for Playing for Time, and a nomination for ;Second Serve, the Cannes Film Festival best actress award for Morgan, A Suitable Case for Treatment and Isadora and the Venice Film Festival award in 1996 for Little Odessa.
Top customer reviews
The story is strange, the sets bright, but a strange movie overall. I have to admit I did not
really get into it and could not say where it is now. I just remember it being a very different
type of movie and not one I would recommend to anyone. The two stars are for Ms. Redgrave
who makes any movie she is in great.
Katherine who delivers the food Fifi makes seeks moments of solitude and asks deep questions of total strangers. There's a chef in a neighboring restaurant who's created a rather questionable dish in revenge for being betrayed. The other characters comprise sound boards for Fifi and Katherine as they both seek to find answers by asking odd and sometimes profound questions.
This movie made me smile often and left me trying to answer the questions this movie asked.
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