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Kamome Diner (2006)

Kamome shokudô (original title)
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 »

Director:

Naoko Ogigami

Writers:

Yôko Mure (novel), Naoko Ogigami (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Sachie
Hairi Katagiri Hairi Katagiri ... Midori
Masako Motai ... Masako
Jarkko Niemi ... Tommi Hiltunen
Tarja Markus Tarja Markus ... Liisa
Markku Peltola ... Matti
Anita Linnasola Anita Linnasola
Eine Räihä Eine Räihä ... (as Eine Raiha)
Marjatta Salin Marjatta Salin
Pentti Heinonen Pentti Heinonen
Pertti Roisko Pertti Roisko
Irja Punnonen Irja Punnonen
Pekka Punnonen Pekka Punnonen
Jussi Vehviläinen Jussi Vehviläinen ... (as Jussi Vehvilainen)
Milja Huimala 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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Invite me to KAMOME DINER
7 November 2013 | by fredberglyleSee all my reviews

The movie features a weak story-line but is quite unique in a way (desert humor and lazy screenplay). Something like the fact that music can bring people together, here the director displays that food can also bond people in a similar way. I did watch the movie having dinner which I recommend the viewers to do so. I've never been to Japan or known much about their food habits and so the 'rice balls' (which is mentioned as the soul-food in the movie) reminded me of the rice-balls I did have when I was young. Its made in southern part of India (mothers make a similar kind of rice-ball with fish/ vegetables inside and give it to kids except they don't cook after making one). The actors did a fine job. The acting of the Finnish boy was below average and was good the director didn't show him up close. Apart from these positives, the movie lacks logic. The events are pretty unreal and no money issue is dealt throughout and good characters throughout (something like a cartoon, everybody is nice to the other) that is not practical. The bottom line is that I liked the movie irrespective of its lack in logic for the director served it with the magic word "KOPI LUWAK".


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Language:

Japanese | Finnish

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Finland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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$24,091
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1.85 : 1
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