Based on the real-life social experiments conducted in Sweden during the 1950s.

 In the years following WWII, a research institute sets out to modernizethe home kitchen by observing a handful of rural Norwegian bachelors. This is wonderfully warm hearted 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.   

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Reviews

An enjoyable study of ridiculous regimentation and a sure balm to anyone whohas overdosed on the efficient designs at Ikea.
An ingeniously dry and bittersweet comedy about that 1940s and '50s research.