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Title:
Mostly Martha / Bella Martha



Director: Sandra Nettlebeck
Country: Germany/ Italy/ Austria/ Switzerland
Language Program: German Category: Feature Film / Documentary
Language: German Minutes: 106 Media Format: DVD
Subtitles: English Date: 2002 TV System: NTSC
Catalog #: G-DVD-MOST Unique ID: 3499 DVD Zone: Zone 1
Notes: In a German restaurant, Chef Martha Klein is the undisputed supreme ruler of the kitchen staff and woe to any customer who would dare criticize her cooking. Her life is firmly centered around cooking which takes on a obsessive level with stubborn single mindedness. Even when she is ordered to take therapy, she still constantly talks about her work and the iron clad control she relishes in her task. All that changes when her sister dies in a car accident, leaving her 8 year old daughter, Lina. Martha takes her niece in and while making enquiries for her estranged father, she struggles to care for this stubbornly headstrong child. Meanwhile at work, a new chef named Mario is hired on and Martha feels threatened by this unorthodox intruder. The pressures of both her private and work life combine to create a situation that will fundamentally call her attitudes and life choices into question while these interlopers into her life begin to profound change it.
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