“Sergio Herman, F***ing Perfect,” a documentary about an obsessive Dutch chef which plays next month in the Berlin festival, is set for international distribution.Rights to the film outside the Benelux region have been picked up by Amsterdam and Hong Kong-based sales company Fortissimo Films.
The company has handled international sales on other foodie docs including “Super Size Me,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” and “Food Inc.”
“Sergio Herman” follows the ups and downs of a Herman who is one of only two cooks ever to obtain a 20/20 score from the Gault Et Millau food guide. But after reaching the top with his Oud Sluis restaurant, Herman decides that he has sacrificed too much and closes down the world famous eatery.
The film was directed by Willemiek Kluijfhout and produced by Netherlands-based Reinette van de Stadt through her Trueworks company.
“We all love a great meal at a great restaurant and experiencing the transformation of food into art. What we don’t recognize is the magic, sacrifice and mania that it takes for this to occur. This film bares all and helps us understand and realize what the true cost of that meal is,” said Fortissimo’s MD, Nelleke Driessen who acquired the film for the company.