'Soul Kitchen' to open Hamburg Fest

Fatih Akin comedy stars Birol Unel

BERLIN -- "Soul Kitchen," the new film from "Edge of Heaven" director Fatih Akin, will open the Hamburg Film Festival.

The music-soaked comedy, which reunites Akin with his "Head-On" star Birol Unel, also features Moritz Bleibtreu and Alexandra Maria Lara. It has been described as a love song to Hamburg, Akin's home town.

Distributor Pandora will bow the film in Germany on Christmas Day. The Match Factory is selling "Soul Kitchen" worldwide.

The Hamburg fest is set to run Sept. 24-Oct. 3.