Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect

Directed by Willemiek Kluijfhout
Fortissimo Films
2015
80 Minutes
Netherlands
Dutch
Documentary, Biography
Women Directors, Biography
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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For 25 years, Michelin 3-star chef Sergio Herman has strived for perfection. Taking over his father's seafood resturaunt, Oud Sluis, in the northern Netherlands in 1990, the intense chef made it his life's mission to turn it into one of the premiere culinary establishments in Europe no matter the cost. Though successful in this pursuit, at the height of this career, Sergio decides to close the now-famous eatery. Despite outcry from the culinary community, Sergio's obsession with achieving culinary perfection has not been without casualties to his relationships, mental or physical health. Beautifully shot on Super-16mm by Remko Schnorr, Kluijfhout's Sergio Herman, F*cking Perfect is an intense, fly-on-the-wall story of ambition, the pursuit of perfection, and the sacrifices it takes to obtain it.

  • Highest Rating
    "With DP Remko Schnorr shooting on Super-16mm, the “food porn” close-ups have a rich, contrasted look filled with color and grain, bringing out the beauty of Herman’s work during his long tenure at Oud Sluis."
    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "Sergio Herman Fucking Perfect is a must watch for anyone interested in food, the restaurant business and the quest to reach the top. But it is also a stunning work for those who are ambitious, because it is an eye opener that work-life balance is incredibly hard if not impossible to achieve if you aim to reach the top. In the end, something always has to give."
    Ivan Brincat, Food and Wine Gazette

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