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Gourmet Club (2004)

"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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Juha Wuolijoki

Writers:

Raymond Mackintosh (original screenplay), Philip Mackintosh (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Paavo Ylönen
Kari Ketonen ... Henri Wallenius
Michael Badalucco ... Chef Orsino Mangiacavallo
Antti Litja ... Herman Castrén
Aarno Sulkanen Aarno Sulkanen ... Lauri Thernström
Tapani Perttu Tapani Perttu ... Robert Dahlberg
Jan-Peter Nyquist Jan-Peter Nyquist ... Aarno Setälä (as Jan Nyqvist)
Pekka Strang ... Head Waiter
Tommi Korpela ... Pontus
Marc Gassot Marc Gassot ... Erkki
Jonna Järnefelt ... Mrs. Lammi
Heimo Holopainen Heimo Holopainen ... Catharsis Performer (as Holle Holopainen)
Sampo Sarkola ... Bartender
Karoliina Franck Karoliina Franck ... Nurse
Elisa Tuovila Elisa Tuovila ... Ylva
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Storyline

"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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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Snapper Films

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

29 November 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of the Mouth of Babes See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Budget:

€400,000 (estimated)
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An instant classic
29 November 2004 | by mikko-valimakiSee all my reviews

An extremely well made short movie where Wall Street and Trading Places meet in a Finnish setting. Our star is a single doc whose gambling habits have taken him almost over the edge. Could he make it back in black in a dinner quiz where rich guys wonder what is the food on the table? Rescue comes as a surprise, and our smart antihero keeps his cool until the end. The movie also has a kind of Bud Fox, the young guy who wants to be a player. Again, Bud gets his nose red but this time he is a loser who doesn't even carry a mic.

"Get a cocker spaniel if you need a friend".

The production is of high quality, scenes beautiful, and acting is extremely professional. The chef looks like a chef and not like an American actor who he really is. Old guys in the city club behave as if they would have lived there for ages. Overall, the movie made me wonder how come anyone can do this stuff in Finland - and why did they do this in Finnish?! I could easily imagine this movie selling in almost any part of the world.


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