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Summary: "Three Stars" is set in an alien and exclusive world, withdrawn from most of us: the highly stylized gourmet restaurants and their often cramped and noisy kitchens. Focusing on nine Michelin starred chefs from three continents, skilled both in charming small talk with their guests and a gruff commanding tone towards their kitchen brigades. The film depicts the everyday life behind the scenes. Award-winning filmmaker Lutz Hachmeister's was privileged to observe the work of nine head chefs with stars in the Michelin Guide, cooking in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, but also in the US and Japan. They are not only working in luxurious restaurants, but also in simple rural guest houses, rustic family farmhouses or profit-oriented hotel eateries. Hachmeister's main interest lies in the personality of the one, two, or three star chefs: Who are these men (and few women) that work 14 hours a day for decades to become master chefs? And most of all: Is it all really about the Michelin stars? Or rather, as a Japanese chef pensively notes, about the guests being contented and returning another day?
Runtime: 90 min
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Production: HMR Produktion
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany
Languages: English, German, French
Home Release Date: Jan 15, 2013
Director Credit
Lutz Hachmeister Director
Writer Credit
Lutz Hachmeister Writer
Cast Credit
Elena Arzak Herself
Hideki Ishikawa Himself
Jean-Georges Vongerichten Himself
Jean-Luc Naret Himself - Directeur Général Of The Michelin Guide - Himself
Juan María Arzak Himself
Nadia Santini Herself
Olivier Roellinger Himself
Rene Redzepi Himself
Sergio Herman Himself
Sven Elverfeld Himself
Yannick Alléno Himself
Producer Credit
Barbara Denz Commissioning Editor: NDR
Christiane Hinz Commissioning Editor: WDR
Lutz Hachmeister Producer
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