The combustible setting of a busy restaurant kitchen provides much drama and humour in this 1961 feature film directed by Oscar winner James Hill and adapted from Arnold Wesker's celebrated play. Featuring outstanding performances by Carl Mohner, Tom Bell and Eric Pohlmann among many others, The Kitchen is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
In the business end of a kitchen a polyglot staff strives to cope with a superhuman task. Peter, the German cook, is in love with the waitress, Monica, and constantly asks her to leave her husband. The kitchen looms around and encloses them all; it is a microcosm of the world. The pressure of the day becomes unendurable, and when Peter realises that Monica does not mean to divorce her husband his grief and pain cause him to run berserk!
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First released: Monday 1st September 2014
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