Mostly Martha (2002)

Mostly Martha
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Keith Jarrett Music music extracts 120781 8000001
Arvo Part Music music extracts 120781 8000002
David Darling Music music extracts 120781 8000003
Mona Brauer Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Bertl Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Heinz Stussak Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Sandra Nettelbeck Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Manfred Eicher Music music consultant 120781 8000004
Thomas Freudenthal Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Bettina Helmi Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Luc Yersin Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Manfred Eicher Consultant (Music Consultant) 120784 12000001
Heta Mantscheff Casting n/a 179 10000002
Rocco Dressel Production Designer food designer 164 9000002
Heta Mantscheff Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Ulrich Limmer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Rainer Koelmel Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Sibylle Canonica Actor Frida 1 1000006
Katja Studt Actor Lea 1 1000007
Idil Uner Actor Bernadette 1 1000008
Ulrich Thomsen Actor Sam Thalberg 1 1000005
August Zirner Actor Therapist 1 1000004
Sergio Castellitto Actor Mario 1 1000002
Maxime Foerste Actor Lina 1 1000003
Oliver Broumis Actor Jan 1 1000009
Antonio Wannek Actor Carlos 1 1000010
Carlo Degli Esposti Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Marcel Hoehn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Christoph Friedel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Karl Baumgartner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Diego Ribon Actor Giuseppe Lorenzo 1 1000011
Sandra Nettelbeck Director n/a 2 2000001
Martina Gedeck Actor Martha Klein 1 1000001
Synopsis
Martha is the chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg who creates mini-masterpieces in every dish. She devotes every waking hour to her work and her shyness keeps her from breaking out of her monotonous routine or meeting new people. When her sister dies in an accident, however, she is compelled to adopt Lina, her stubborn, 8-year-old niece. Martha's life changes in an instant: not only is she faced with adjusting to her new parental role, but she must also find inspired ways to deal with Lina's grief over the loss of her mother. Surprisingly, help comes from Mario, Martha's new Italian sous-chef, who begins to visit Martha and Lina, doing all that he can to cheer them up with jokes and elaborate meals. Just as the trio returns to a stage of normalcy in their lives, Lina's long missing father arrives, announcing that he wants to take Lina back to Italy with him. Having grown to love Lina and her own role as the girl's protector, Martha is faced with a difficult dilemma.