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Kamome Diner (2006)

Kamome shokudô (original title)
Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, ... See full summary »

Director:

Naoko Ogigami

Writers:

Yôko Mure (novel), Naoko Ogigami (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Sachie
Hairi Katagiri Hairi Katagiri ... Midori
Masako Motai ... Masako
Jarkko Niemi ... Tommi Hiltunen
Tarja Markus Tarja Markus ... Liisa
Markku Peltola ... Matti
Anita Linnasola Anita Linnasola
Eine Räihä Eine Räihä ... (as Eine Raiha)
Marjatta Salin Marjatta Salin
Pentti Heinonen Pentti Heinonen
Pertti Roisko Pertti Roisko
Irja Punnonen Irja Punnonen
Pekka Punnonen Pekka Punnonen
Jussi Vehviläinen Jussi Vehviläinen ... (as Jussi Vehvilainen)
Milja Huimala Milja Huimala
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Storyline

Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay with her, and meets Masako, a formal and ethereal middle-aged woman whose luggage has gone missing. The three women work in the diner, interact, and serve customers. A somewhat brusque man teaches Sachie to make delicious coffee, then he returns under other circumstances. Three neighborhood women inspect the empty diner every day; will anything bring them inside? We learn why Sachie serves rice balls; but why Finland? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Finnish

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kamome Diner See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,091
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Finnish design highlights
21 January 2008 | by the-tmlSee all my reviews

I found the film a bit boring and to tell the truth, fell asleep watching it on DVD a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I found the acting especially by the young Finnish guy and the middle-aged Finnish woman less than convincing. Especially the "Koskenkorva" episode was a bit unrealistic, why would a woman who is depressed after losing her lover (or whatever the reason was) step into an empty diner, which doesn't at all look like it would even serve alcohol, and ask for a drink of vodka?

But anyway, I just wanted to point out the careful selection of older and newer Finnish design classics used in the film. Aalto tables and chairs in the diner, the interiors of the Aalto-designed Academic Bookstore, Antti Nurmesniemi's coffee pots, the Hackman Tools series of pots and pans, Moomin books, and of course Marimekko clothes. Just to mention those I recognized before falling asleep.


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