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Director:
Writers:
Jörgen Bergmark (writer)
Bent Hamer (writer)
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Release Date:
17 January 2003 (Norway) See more »
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Plot:
A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantakerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A thoroughly moving experience See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Joachim Calmeyer ... Isak Bjørvik
Tomas Norström ... Folke Nilsson
Bjørn Floberg ... Grant
Reine Brynolfsson ... Malmberg
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Dr. Jack Zac. Benjaminsen

Leif Andrée ... Dr. Ljungberg
Gard B. Eidsvold ... Bakkerman (as Gard Eidsvold)
Lennart Jähkel ... Green
Trond Brænne ... Ordforer
Bjørn Jenseg ... Vaktmester

Jan Gunnar Røise ... Vaktmesterassistent
Karin Lunden ... Svensk selskapsdame
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Päivi Laakso ... Finsk selskapsdame
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Directed by
Bent Hamer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jörgen Bergmark  writer
Bent Hamer  writer

Produced by
Jörgen Bergmark .... producer
Arve Figenschow .... line producer
Bent Hamer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Mathisen 
 
Cinematography by
Philip Øgaard 
 
Film Editing by
Pål Gengenbach 
 
Casting by
Mette Holme Nielsen 
Betten Vaager 
 
Production Design by
Billy Johansson 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Fabritius Gram 
 
Makeup Department
Eros Codinas .... hair stylist
Eva Rygh .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nina B. Andersson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Binne Thoresen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Per Arild Amundsen .... carpenter
Gudrun Johanna Benonysdottir .... assistant decorator (as Gudrun Benonysdottir)
Paul André Fuller .... assistant decorator
Lars Erik Gurholt .... carpenter
Rolf Kise .... carpenter
Anders Lunde .... property master
Erik Magnussen .... construction manager
Olivier Marcouiller .... assistant decorator
Geir Opheim .... carpenter
Caroline Størmer .... props
Jens Petter Svensrud .... construction manager
Morten Swang .... assistant property master
Karen Søndrol .... assistant art director
Pål Tohje .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Per Carleson .... sound
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Forsén .... sound
Lars Jameson .... sound
Tomas Naug .... boom operator
Willie Peterson-Berger .... sound
Morten Solum .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Pål Morten Hverven .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer
Charles Curran .... first assistant camera: second camera
Knut Haraldsen .... gaffer
Ingeborg Klyve .... first assistant camera
Hilde Malme .... camera operator: second camera
Jens J. Patterson .... assistant camera
Ståle Rue .... electrician
Matthew R. Soria .... assistant grip
Johan Wallin .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingvill Fjeldstad .... seamstress
Kari Steihaug .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Janne Karin Hansen .... assistant editor
Bente Helle .... negative cutter
Torulf Henriksen .... on-line editor
Kirsti Marie Hougen .... post-production coordinator
Andrzej Kiwala .... color grader
Jan Erik Nielsen .... color timer
 
Music Department
Lars Petter Kristiansen .... music recordist
Erik Valderhaug .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Bjørn Bjølseth .... production accountant
Teréz Hollo .... production secretary
Aslaug Konradsdottir .... script supervisor
Hanne Liseth .... publicist
Kristian Mejdell Nissen .... location manager
Eirik Ohna .... location manager
Audun Skarbøvik .... location scout
Pål Erik Solberg .... production runner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Salmer fra kjøkkenet" - Norway (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild language
Runtime:
95 min | Argentina:96 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Trivia:
Throughout the film, Isak speaks Norwegian and Folke speaks Swedish; this is true even when they are having conversations with each other.See more »
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28 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A thoroughly moving experience, 30 December 2003
Author: tbaybars from Saint Chinian, France

The only lamentable part of this extraordinarily moving film is its title. I went to an art-house cinema in Toulouse to see it, more for Hamer's reputation than the published blurb, still not knowing what to expect. Nothing moves in the film, like the observant Folke on his directorial high chair, we are watching the goings on, monotonous. But, boring? Most certainly not! As the plot develops around the friendship between the subject and the object, we are drawn into a conflict which is essentially outside the boundaries of nations: how can you understand someone without verbal communication, for the sake of scientific research? You can't.

Bureaucratic strictures can lead to disobedience however much the personal cost of that kind of action might be. Folke and Isak forge a friendship in a relatively short time, which might take others years of nurturing. We applaud the rebellious scientist when he dumps his snail-shell caravan to return to Isak's uncomplicated rural dwelling. The most moving closing scene suddenly makes you realise that what seemed to be a static film was, in fact, full of heroic action.

That there are only two IMDb comments on this film demonstrates how exclusionist South Europe and the States are, when third rate trash receives attention of one sort or the other.

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