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Kamome Diner (2006)
"Kamome shokudô" (original title)

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Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Satomi Kobayashi ...
Sachie
Hairi Katagiri ...
Midori
Masako Motai ...
Masako
Jarkko Niemi ...
Tommi Hiltunen
Tarja Markus ...
Liisa
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Matti
Anita Linnasola
Eine Räihä ...
(as Eine Raiha)
Marjatta Salin
Pentti Heinonen
Pertti Roisko
Irja Punnonen
Pekka Punnonen
Jussi Vehviläinen ...
(as Jussi Vehvilainen)
Milja Huimala
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Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay with her, and meets Masako, a formal and ethereal middle-aged woman whose luggage has gone missing. The three women work in the diner, interact, and serve customers. A somewhat brusque man teaches Sachie to make delicious coffee, then he returns under other circumstances. Three neighborhood women inspect the empty diner every day; will anything bring them inside? We learn why Sachie serves rice balls; but why Finland? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Finnish design highlights
21 January 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I found the film a bit boring and to tell the truth, fell asleep watching it on DVD a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I found the acting especially by the young Finnish guy and the middle-aged Finnish woman less than convincing. Especially the "Koskenkorva" episode was a bit unrealistic, why would a woman who is depressed after losing her lover (or whatever the reason was) step into an empty diner, which doesn't at all look like it would even serve alcohol, and ask for a drink of vodka?

But anyway, I just wanted to point out the careful selection of older and newer Finnish design classics used in the film. Aalto tables and chairs in the diner, the interiors of the Aalto-designed Academic Bookstore, Antti Nurmesniemi's coffee pots, the Hackman Tools series of pots and pans, Moomin books, and of course Marimekko clothes. Just to mention those I recognized before falling asleep.


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