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Charlotte Roche in "Eden" (photo © Gambit & C-Films)

Eden, a married woman, falls under the spell of the "Cucina Erotica" of eccentric master chef Gregor. Their platonic gourmet meetings jolt both Eden and Gregor out of their humdrum everyday lives; Eden's marriage blossoms as a result. But they live in a small town in which nothing remains secret for long, and after Eden‘s husband Xaver experiences the erotic cuisine for himself, he is forced to take action or else lose his wife.

Michael Hofmann was born in 1961. He worked as a designer and director for the LINTAS ad agency from 1988-1990 before becoming a freelance writer and director in 1991. He received a grant to attend the Munich Script Workshop in 1994 and made his feature film debut in 1998 with Trouville Beach (Der Strand von Trouville) after directing several shorts and penning a number of screenplays. His other films include: Kleine Fische (short, 1988), An ganz normalen Tagen geschehen Dinge wie diese (short, 1991), The Tale of the Girl and the Bear (short, 1992), Lunapark (short, 1993), Fleischgerichte, buergerlich (short, 1993), Big Eyes (documentary, 1993), Sex & Drugs (short, 1994), Sophiiiie! (2002), and Eden (2005).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Michael Hofmann
Screenplay Michael Hofmann
Cinematography Jutta Pohlmann
Bernhard Wiessner, Isabel Meier
Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Joerg Prinz
Cast Charlotte Roche, Josef Ostendorf, Devid Striesow, Leonie Stepp, Max Ruedlinger, Roeland Wiesnekker
Producers Michael Jungfleisch, Robby Geisler, in co-production with C-Films/Zurich, SWR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, cine plus Filmproduktion, SRF/Zurich, Teleclub/Zurich
Length 98 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Rotterdam 2006, Berlin 2006 (German Cinema), Munich 2006, Warsaw 2006, Tribeca 2006, Eurasia FF Almaty 2006
Awards Tiscali Audience Award & Lion's Award Rotterdam 2006, Grand Prix 2006
With backing from German Federal Film Board, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Swiss Federal Office for Culture (EDI)
German Distributor Pandora Film Verleih/Cologne

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