||Bent Hamer (Norway)|
||Norwegian and Swedish (with English subtitles)|
This film is a celebration of life and friendship. In post war Sweden it was
discovered that every year, an average housewife walked the equivalent number of miles as the
distance between Stockholm and Congo, while preparing her family meals. So the Home
Research Institute sent out eighteen observers to a rural district of Norway to map out the
kitchen routines of single men. The researchers were on 24-hour call, and sat in special
strategically placed chairs in each kitchen. Furthermore, under no circumstances were the
researchers to be spoken to, or included in the kitchen activities. However, a few
researchers broke the rules, with amusing consequences.
Awards:In 2003, the film won an award for Best Film at the Amanda
Awards in Norway, an award for Best Director at the Coepenhagen Intl. Film Festival, and an award
for Best Screenplay at the Flanders Intl. Film Festival.
Rated PG (mild language).
About the director, Bent Hamer
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