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Jörgen Bergmark (writer)
Bent Hamer (writer)
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Release Date:
17 January 2003 (Norway) See more »
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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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Swedish kitchen researchers (!) in the nineteen fifties goes to Norway to explore country bachelors use of kitchen area. 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
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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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At the beginning of the film, Malmberg (a Swede) becomes ill after having to drive on the right side of the road in Norway. Today both countries drive on the right. In 1967, Sweden switched to the right because making two versions of cars like Volvos and Saabs for domestic and foreign sales was inefficient. Also, there are many unguarded, unmarked border crossings points (unlike the crossing in the film); people would not realize which country they were in and sometimes ended up driving on the wrong side.See more »
Soundtrack:
Flickorna i SmålandSee more »

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54 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Swedish kitchen researchers (!) in the nineteen fifties goes to Norway to explore country bachelors use of kitchen area., 1 November 2003
Author: Jan Faxér from Trollhättan, Sweden

The summary of Salmer fra kjokkenet in imdb places the movie in the "feel good" genre. This may be true for UK citizens, however a swede really gets the shivers alongside with incontrollable laughs while watching this movie.

The horror derives from the fact that since the thirties the Swedish politicians seriously have believed that they were able to shape society with reason and logic. Thus in the movie, there is the "Institute of private homes research", the object being to develop the most logically structured kitchen, adapted to the average movements of the "normal" house wife.

This excellent movie made in Norway, the neighbouring country of Sweden - which up to 1905 was submitted in a state union with Sweden - makes a very convincing statement about the "swedish mentality", that is how our welfare state has developed during the past 70 years.

The growing relationship between the aging Norwegian farmer and the archetypical swedish bureaucrat Nilsson. Nilssons job is to observe his delinquent while he is performing the daily chores in the country kitchen, is moving and, I think, quite significant if you're interested in the nature of mankind - one of Nilssons colleagues comes at him with the a priceless line of speach: "How the f**k can one know anything about ones fellow man, if not speaking to him?" It needs to be said - the obeservators are strongly advised not to interfere with their "objects of research".

In other words; at one level of Salmer fra kjokkenet provides you with great laughs, if you recognize the type who's main interest is to grasp control of your behavior, of your life. At another level this is a painful, yes, raw settlement with the swedish "social engineering" so admired by foreigners, at least in the past.

I cannot think of any other movie more worth recommending to somebody who's interested in what mankind really is, and what caricature she can made into.

This is a movie about how to make friends when every other possibility is exhausted, how to talk man to man, when every way of communication i banned by the "authorities".

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