Kitchen Stories (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Satire  |   Release Date - Feb 20, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Norway, Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Director Bent Hamer's comedy drama Salmer Fra Kjøkkenet (Kitchen Stories) is based on the real-life social experiments conducted in Sweden during the 1950s. In the years following WWII, a research institute sets out to modernize the home kitchen by observing a handful of rural Norwegian bachelors. In the small town of Landstad, middle-aged Isak (Joachim Calmeyer) is one such research subject who regrets ever agreeing to participate in the study. Nevertheless, he is observed by Folke (Tomas Norström), and the two develop a strange friendship until the observer becomes sick. This causes a problem with Folke's boss (Reine Brynolfsson) and Isak's friend Grant (Bjørn Floberg).

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bachelor, boss [employer], friendship, kitchen, relationship, research, Sweden