The Kitchen, which marks the directorial debut of Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, is all set for its OTT premier. The film is set in futuristic, dystopian London, where violence runs rampant.
The Kitchen premiered at the London Film Festival on October 15, 2023. The film also dropped in the British theatres for a limited release on January 12, 2024. The film is now all set for its OTT debut on Netflix, amid growing, glowing reviews. Marking the directorial debut of Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, the film is also co-directed by Kibwe Tavares.
The Kitchen, co-written by Kaluuya and Joe Murtagh, will stream from January 19, 2024, on the Tudum site. The film also dropped its trailer on December 18, 2023, which offered a solid glimpse of the futuristic thriller that awaits us in dystopic and gentrified London, where the working class reside like rats outside the city in slummy housing estates.
Trailer of The Kitchen
The Kitchen’s trailer gives a semi-Purge vibe to all viewers, for its violence running rampant on the streets with no care or control over its hedonism. But in The Kitchen, the rich strata of society prefers ruling the city with an iron fist and hordes of armed, ruthless police officials. Now where does the film’s title come from?
What is The Kitchen about?
The Kitchen centers around the struggle of protagonist Izi and 12-year-old Benji, as they attempt to leave the Kitchen, the biggest and toughest housing estate for lone, poor dwellers like them. Izi is an ex-con, fresh out of prison, who wishes to save himself and get away from the housing hellhole.
But when he encounters young Benji, who is later revealed to be his own son, they pair up to survive after initial conflicts. The streets and corridors of this futuristic story set in 2044 London are unsafe for the likes of Benji, who does not have the grit, or the desperation required to survive this dystopic landscape.
In The Kitchen, society has crumbled, social housing has nearly been eradicated for the working class, except for the filthy housing estates that are run by powerful, mysterious men. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened immeasurably, and now most of society lives on the city outskirts, resorting to violence and heists to make a living.
The film features rapper-actor Kane Robinson as Izi, newcomer Jedaiah Bannerman as Benji, Harvey Quinn of Witcher fame as the narrator, and former football star Ian Wright in the cameo role of Lord Kitchener, among others.