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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2010)

For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed ... See full summary »

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Gereon Wetzel

Writers:

Anna Ginestí Rosell (concept), Gereon Wetzel (concept)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferran Adrià ... Himself
Oriol Castro Oriol Castro ... Himself
Eduard Xatruch Eduard Xatruch ... Himself
Eugeni de Diego Eugeni de Diego ... Himself
Aitor Lozano Aitor Lozano ... Himself
Toni Morago Toni Morago ... Himself
François Chartier François Chartier ... Himself - Sommelier
Christian Rioux ... Himself - Journalist
Eduard Bosch Maurell Eduard Bosch Maurell ... Himself
Lluís Genaro Lluís Genaro ... Himself
Mateu Casañas Mateu Casañas ... Himself
Andrea C. Correa Andrea C. Correa ... Herself
Jesús Gonzàlez Rallo Jesús Gonzàlez Rallo ... Himself
Lluís Garcia Lluís Garcia ... Himself
Pol Perelló Pol Perelló ... Himself
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For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS is a tasty peek at some of the world's most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, "the more bewilderment, the better!" Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

Catalan | French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

15 September 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El Bulli See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,756, 31 July 2011

Gross USA:

$237,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$343,116
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Some Great Footage but Failed to Explain the Genius
29 December 2011 | by film_ophileSee all my reviews

The strength of "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress" was that it gave you a very good idea of what it would be like to work there. There was extended footage of the restaurant in operation, but more time was spent observing the creative process of Adria's team as they spent 6 months in their Barcelona laboratory, experimenting with food stuffs and techniques as they developed the menu of new creations for El Bulli's next season. The significant weakness of the film was that the director failed to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explain Adria's philosophy and genius. While you came away with an understanding of some of that genius, you came away with way too much time spent watching Adria as he tasted and made notes on the many experiments. But still, for the majority of us who never ate at El Bulli, it was a great opportunity to experience the place and its food preparation and presentation, at least visually, from ringside seats!


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