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Bent Hamer

Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet)

95' - 2003 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Bent Hamer Composer: Hans Mathisen With: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg
Set in the post-war industrial boom of the 50s, a groep of Swedish house-and-home researchers from the Home Research Institute is sent to Landstad, a Norwegian village with a surplus of bachelors, to study the kitchen routines of single men. In order to be available 24 hours a day, the observers live in egg-shaped campers outside each subject's house. From high, custom-designed chairs strategically placed in each kitchen, few activities escape this new science. The observers must be allowed to come and go as they please, and under no circumstances must they be spoken to or included in kitchen activities. The result is a humorous fable about friendship and the timeless human desire to escape classification.

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Credits

Director

Bent Hamer

Composer

Hans Mathisen

With

Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg

Scenario

Bent Hamer, Jörgen Bergmark

Director of Photography

Philip Øgaard

Editor

Pål Gengenbach

Producer

Arve Figenschou

Distributor

Cinéart

More information

Dialogue

Norwegian, Swedish

Countries of production

Norway, Sweden

Year

2003

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