Kitchen Stories

Starring: Joachim Calmeyer, Tomas Norstrom; Starring: Reine Brynolfsson, Lennart Jahkel; Director: Bent Hamer; Author: Jorgen Bergmark, Bent Hamer; Runtime (in minutes): 91; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Isak (Joachim Calmeyer), a diffident Norwegian farmer, sits around his cozy kitchen as Folke (Tomas Norstrom), a timid Swedish functionary, observes his behavior from a giant high chair. The icy whimsy is well sustained, but you don’t laugh at the movie so much as wait for the joke to thaw.

Originally posted March 5 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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