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Kitchen Stories (2003)
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Kitchen Stories (2003)
Original name: Salmer fra kjøkkenet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research institute, Folke has to sit on an umpire's chair in Isak's kitchen and observe him from there, but never talk to him. Isak stops using his kitchen and observes Folke through a hole in the ceiling instead. However, the two lonely men slowly overcome the initial post-war Norwegian-Swede distrust and become friends.
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, realistic, contemplative, surprise ending, touching, sentimental, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: friendship, research, cooking, surveillance, regret, friends, human nature, dishonesty, satire, scientist, husband wife relationship, farce, drunkenness, human animal relationship, medical examination, bachelor, housewife, caravan, neighbor, self discovery, small town, suburbs, voyeurism, indoor, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, sweden, finland, stockholm sweden, eastern europe

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Home for Christmas (2010)
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My Life as a Dog (1985)
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 61K
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Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
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Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
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22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 8K
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21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, sincere, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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