Based on the real-life social experiments conducted in Sweden during the 1950s.
In the years following WWII, a research institute sets out to modernise the home kitchen by observing a handful of rural Norwegian bachelors. This is wonderfully warmhearted and entertaining cinema from one of Norway’s most distinctive talents. Striking camerawork and design, pitch-perfect playing and writer/director Hamer’s acute eye for the revealing detail all add up to a pantry full of enjoyment and often absurdist subversion.
This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.
Dir: Bent Hamer, Sweden, 2002, 96 mins., PG