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Sergio Herman: F★★★ing Perfect

“A stunning portrait of perfection and hard work” — Food & Wine Gazette

1 September 2017 1 October 2017

Dutch/English with English/Thai subtitles

 

Driven top-chef, Sergio Herman (43), strives for perfection every day. After he became master chef of his father’s restaurant Oud Sluis in the Netherlands, it was awarded with 3 Michelin stars. It is considered one of the best restaurants in the world. However, the beauty and success of his culinary art has a downside: the long hours, the competition, the continuous pressure. He is hardly able to spend time with his loving wife and four children. His father, with whom he apprenticed, now suffers from Alzheimers. Sergio decides that if he wants to enjoy life, this is the time for a change. He takes the difficult and radical decision to close the family restaurant. The documentary follows the rock-n-roll chef during his year of transformation. We take the audience behind-the-scenes into the kitchen of his three star restaurant as it is about to close, revealing Sergio’s struggles in taking a new turn in life.

 

 

“Sergio Herman: Fucking Perfect lives up to its name, revealing a man obsessed with culinary perfection and willing to sacrifice much in his life to achieve it.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A stunning portrait of perfection and hard work” - Food & Wine Gazette

“from the first moments, it is clear we are in an altogether different cinematic milieu, shadows, film grain and impeccable, impressionistic composition bolstering a documentary voice that is all its own.” — 4:3 Film

 

About the film

Director: Willemiek Kluijfhout
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Duration: 80 mins