A perfectly orchestrated plot filled with clever characters who each get pushed to breaking point in an exciting and revealing way. Smart script, solid acting, and beautiful aesthetics, all built upon a theme of greed. I would happily recommend this film to pretty much all my friends.
Great sense of place, felt like hanging out somewhere more than it felt like watching a film. Good balance of tones--although the music disrupted a lot of moments and confused the tone. True to the Mubi take, it balances a number of small plots without appearing clunky or overly formulated.
Until well into it, one isn't sure how this well-filmed story that interweaves a number of sub-plots is going anywhere, but then the central theme suddenly re-establishes itself with a bang and, equally suddenly, one is as satisfied as any of the restaurant diners.
Giraldi. You can see his love and understanding of food clearly in this film! FANTASTIC. The music is a perfect communication of the heart of the film. The multi-cultural casting by Lou Digiamo Jnr brings everything alive with characters. This film grabs you from the start, you want to know more. It grows and twists and turns. 100% engaging in each minute. Deserves all the acclaim.