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Mostly Martha

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Release Date: August 16, 2002Running Time: 107 mins.
MPAA Rating: PGBox Office: $4,160,475.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Romance

Martina Gedeck
Sergio Castellitto
Maxime Foerste
August Zirner

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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 an... Full Summary >>