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Series / Kaboul Kitchen

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Kaboul Kitchen is a Canal+ original Dramedy series that ran from 2012 to 2017. It is about Jacky (Gilbert Melki), a French restaurant holder who creates a decadent restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2005 during the Bush administration. With his friend and associate, Axel (Benjamin Bellecour) — a specialist in politics— they deal with evil generals and hypocritical religious fanatics and struggle to keep open their restaurant, the Kaboul Kitchen, the only place in Kabul where foreigners can find alcohol, bikini-clad women and French cuisine.

Jacky's life gets even more complicated when his estranged daughter suddenly reappears, all grown up and full of idealism; she came to Kabul to work for the foundation Combat pour la dignité Afghane and her idealistic views are confronted by the harsh reality and her father's cynicism.


Based on a True Story.

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