Short Order
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Short Order
Short Order - Life Is A Buffet!!!
Promotional poster
Directed byAnthony Byrne
Produced byChristine Alderson
Patricia Barona
David Collins
Howard Gibbins
Stephen Smith
Brian Willis
Written byAnthony Byrne
StarringEmma de Caunes
Rade ?erbed?ija
Cosma Shiva Hagen
Jack Dee
Paul Kaye
Vanessa Redgrave
John Hurt
Tatiana Ouliankina
Music byNiall Byrne
CinematographyBrendan Maguire
Edited byJ. Patrick Duffner
Release date
1 March 2005
Running time
100 minutes
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish, German, Spanish, Italian

Short Order is a 2005 Irish drama film written and directed by Anthony Byrne. It was released in Ireland on 1 March 2005. Later on during the Dinard Festival of British Cinema, it was released in France on 6 October 2005. It was released at Newport Beach International Film Festival on April 26, 2006 in the USA and was later released as Life Is A Buffet on 16 May 2008. Spain saw the release at Seville Film Festival on 7 November 2006. The Germany release was on 25 October 2012. Some parts of the dialogues are versed in German, Spanish and Italian, during the course of the movie, interactions between the casts, etc. The movie's primary language is English and some segments are in other languages.


Fifi is an accomplished young chef who is constantly hounded with offers for her talents. Her food is so delicious that it takes on sexual symbol of its own and no one can look at food in the same way again. The film (drama) takes the viewers through the life and daily (night life here) of the chefs and the way they look at the work and how much they crave about food.


The film has got 3 awards and has been nominated 7 times.[1]

1. Won:

  Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005 for Best Production Design for Film.
  Eleanor Wood and Laura Bowe won the award.

2. Nominated:

  1. Tatiana Ouliankina - Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film
  2. Anthony Byrne - Best Director
  3. Anthony Byrne - Best Script for Film
  4. Judith Williams - Best Costume Design for Film
  5. Niall Byrne - Best Music in a Film
  6. J. Patrick Duffner - Best Editing in Film/TV Drama
  7. Ray Cross, Nikki Moss, John Fitzgerald and Peter Blayney - Best Sound in Film/TV Drama

3. Won:

  Monaco International Film Festival in 2006 for Best Newcomer (actress) and Best Actor.
  Cosma Shiva Hagen - Best Newcomer
  Rade Serbedzija - Best Actor


Following is the list [2] of the cast members for the short drama about the food and culinary culture of the chefs. Short Order was filmed mostly on sets in (Studio Bendestorf bei Hamburg, Bendestorf, Lower Saxony, Germany),[3] and most of the songs were performed by Emma de Caunes.

  • Emma de Caunes as Fiona (Fifi Koko)
  • Rade ?erbed?ija as Paulo Federico
  • Cosma Shiva Hagen as Catherine
  • Jack Dee as Harry Melville
  • Paul Kaye as Burt Stone, The Cable Show Guy
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Marianne
  • John Hurt as Felix
  • Jon Polito as Tony
  • Paschal Friel as Pedro
  • Tatianna Ouliankina as Stephanie (Stefani)
  • Vincent Fegan as Master Chef / Sebastian Gruel
  • Frédéric Andrau
  • Eamonn Hunt as Jerry
  • Terrence Orr as Butler
  • John Henry as Sinatra
  • Tommy O'Neil as Dapper Gent
  • Marc Copeland as Barman
  • Frederic Andrau as Peirre
  • Roger Gregg as Lenny Green


Track No. Title Writer and Music Composer Performed By Arranged By Published By Performance By Courtesy(TM/C)
1. You Are My Sunshine Davis, Mitchell Emma de Caunes Niall Byrne Peer Music Limited Andy Williams Sony BMG Music Limited
2. Yummy Yummy Yummy Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine Emma de Caunes Niall Byrne TM Music Inc Carlin Music Corp
3. Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do) Steve Cropper
Wilson Pickett Jr.
Eddie Floyd
The Detroit Cobras Pronto Music Inc
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
East Memphis Music
Irving Music Inc.
Rondor Music Ltd.
Warner-Chappell Music Ltd
4. Think About Your Troubles Harry Nilsson Emma de Caunes Niall Byrne Dunbar Music Inc.
Six Continents Music Publishing Inc.
Blackwood-Music Inc.
Warner-Chappell Music Ltd
5. Grazing In The Grass Philemon M Hou,
Harry Elston
The Friends Of Distinction Mancur Street Music Ltd. BMG Records
6. Go-Ped Rori Colman Rori Colman
7. Short Order Baby Emma de Caunes Anthony Byrne
Niall Byrne


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