Set during Scandinavia's post-war industrial boom of the 1950s, director/co-writer Bent Hamer's comedy chronicles the unexpected friendship between Folke (Tomas Norström), an employee from Sweden's Home Research Institute, and the Norwegian Isak (Joachim Calmeyer), the cranky, reluctant farmer whose kitchen routines he is sent to observe. Folke is assigned to watch Isak's homemaking habits but is forbidden from interacting with him in any way—which becomes impossible when Isak begins to sabotage the entire study. Winner of the Amanda, Norway's highest film award for Best Feature Film. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Writer/director Bent Hamer on the timeless desire of the human heart to escape classification

Director: Bent Hamer

Cast: Joachim Calmeyer, Tomas Norström, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Leif Andrée, Gard B. Eidsvold, Lennart Jähkel

MPAA Rating: NR

Run Time: 1hr 35mins

Release Year: 2003

Country Of Origin: Norway