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Kitchen Stories

3 Ratings: 4.7
A movie directed by Bent Hamer

A quaint story about the friendship between two aging men, KITCHEN STORIES is packaged as a comedy with a very strange premise. It is based on research conducted in Sweden in the 1950s when women were observed in the kitchen for a study to determine … see full wiki

Director: Bent Hamer
Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 20, 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
3 reviews about Kitchen Stories
review by . May 13, 2012
As quiet and dry as a Norwegian bachelor
Kitchen Stories, a Norwegion/Swedish co-production, starts out as a dry, deadpan comedy of differences and ends as a dry, deadpan comedy of friendships.      Sweden's Home Research Institute has just finished a detailed, observation-based study of the Swedish housewife's movements through her kitchen. The purpose is to maximize efficiency. The next step is a study of Norwegian bachelors and how they use their kitchens. Observers are sent out to scientifically plot the …
review by . January 23, 2011
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Isak did not care to speak to Folke. Folke was not to speak to Isak. Such were the rules unspoken and otherwise. This is "Kitchen Stories," or, as this movie is known in Norway, "Salmer Fra Kjøkkenet."      Isak, as the subject of Folke's sociological research, offered himself up to be studied thinking a horse was to be provided, and when a toy horse arrived instead of a breathing one, on strike he went. Thus began their banal arrangement.   …
review by . December 26, 2009
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Pros: Funny, warm, simple; great acting, visually appealing     Cons: None at all     The Bottom Line: Science sparks an unusual friendship     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. FILM ONLY REVIEW     Believing that he'll receive a horse in return, stubborn, set in his ways, bachelor Isak (Joachim Calmeyer) agrees to take part in a study by the Swedish Housekeeping Institute: they've …
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