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Cook Off

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Length: 1 hour 56 minutes
  • Locations: Zimbabwe
  • Director: Tomas L. Brickhil
  • Languages: English
  • Rating: NZ rating TBC


Anesu is a Zimbabwean single mother whose life is turned upside down when her son enters her into a reality TV cooking competition. But will Anesu be able to compete against professional chefs to qualify for the show and a chance to win $10 000?

Cook Off is a romantic comedy set in contemporary, middle-class Harare where people struggle with love and ambition, women have natural hair styles and everyone watches universally recognisable cooking shows. Warm, family film that provides a quotidian impression of Zimbabwe right before President Mugabe was deposed.

Featuring Zimbabwean stars including Tendaiishe Chitima, Michael Kudakwashe, singer Tehn Diamond and poet Chirikure Chirikure.