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Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
Paavo Ylönen
Kari Ketonen ...
Henri Wallenius
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Chef Orsino Mangiacavallo
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Herman Castrén
Aarno Sulkanen ...
Lauri Thernström
Tapani Perttu ...
Robert Dahlberg
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Erkki
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Ylva
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"Gourmet Club" follows a doctor who belongs to a small but exclusive gourmet club, in which the five upper-class members take turns providing the main course, wagering as to who can identify a mystery exotic ingredient. Things get interesting when the doctor's gambling problem catches up with him. Desperate, he comes up with the idea to use a truly shocking mystery ingredient to fool his colleagues, but he gets more than he bargained for when the mystery meal has a surprising and powerful effect on the members. Written by Mitchell Bard

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29 November 2004 (Finland)  »

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Out of the Mouth of Babes  »

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Although filmed in the middle of summer, when nature is mostly green, the colours were adjusted in the post-production so that it looked more like that the events happened in autumn. See more »

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Original finnish comedy with some foreign backup!
30 November 2004 | by (Viiala) – See all my reviews

This came out on finnish TV channel last night, but unfortunately I saw only last half of this and missed the first 20-30 mins... Well, maybe I'll have another chance to watch this. The part I saw was surprisingly good in many ways. The reason for the film-like visual look was simply because that this really was shot on S16 film, which was beautiful to watch.

The story was very original and absurd. It was an odd experience to see Michael Badalucco in a finnish film. He was great as a foreign chef, but the finnish cast had nothing to shame of. The cinematography of Mika Orasmaa was amazingly good. The filming locations, lightning set ups and editing style had nothing to complain about. You can see that the writers of this film must had spent many hours of intense brainwork on script and dialogue. The scenes were planned very well.

Simply I just liked everything I saw and heard and just hope there's going to be more finnish productions like this. Compared to the usual crap that is produced in Finland these days this is one of the refreshing exceptions. This is the right direction where finnish movies should evolve from now on.


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