Cooking History

Directed by Peter Kerekes
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Finland / 2009 / 88'

Un ritratto di alcuni cuochi che hanno prestato servizio nell’esercito, durante le guerre europee del XX secolo: 10 ricette raccontano la Storia, dalla Seconda Guerra Mondiale fino al conflitto ceceno, dalla Francia, ai Balcani, alla Russia. I ricordi dei cuochi toccano in modo soggettivo gli eventi, discostandosi per certi versi dalla storia convenzionale. Ci portano dietro le quinte di date, fatti, dichiarazioni di guerra, battaglie e accordi di pace. A portrait of different military cooks from all over Europe who served in various armies and have witnessed the European wars of the 20th century. The film is based on ten recipes from cooks since World War II till Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia. Their recollections tap into a subjective view of historical events, one that diverges in some respects from conventional history. They take us behind the scenes of dates, facts, declarations of war, battles, and peace agreements.

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