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Scandinavian Film Series - "KITCHEN STORIES" (Salmer fra kjøkkenet), Bent Hamer (Norway, 2003)

Wed, September 23, 2009 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Burdine 337

Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories

"KITCHEN STORIES" (Salmer fra kjøkkenet)

Shortly after the Second World War, Swedish researchers come to Norway to observe the behavior of Norwegian men in the kitchen, with the goal of making their kitchen routines more efficient. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) has been given the assignment to observe Isak Bjørvik's (Joachim Calmeyer) culinary behavior. The rules of the Swedish research institute require that Folke must sit on an elevated stool in Isak's kitchen and watch him from up there, without talking to him or interfering with his daily routines. Eventually Isak stops using his kitchen altogether and begins to observe Folke through a hole in his bedroom floor instead. What will happen next?

Brought to you by the Scandinavian Film Series Fall 2009

Sponsored by: Germanic Studies

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