In 1944 Swedish housewives and home economics teachers established -
- the Home Research Institute, HFI.
Here scientists perform experiments on kitchen equipment and methods.
Kitchen machines and tools are tested in the Institute's laboratory.
The purpose is to develop new and improved products, -
- and better working conditions.
Here are some examples of good products for the home:
This potato peeler is made of stainless steel -
- and can be used both right- and left-handed.
The dish drying rack is both hygienic and functional.
The next study involves the kitchen habits of single men in Norway...
Did it break again?
Swedish piece of shit.
Are you all right?
It just felt so wrong to drive on the right-hand side.
As if all my innards were being yanked over to the left.
- In-nards? - Yes, innards.
I've crisscrossed Sweden for years and never had a problem.
But as soon as I crossed the border and switched sides, I got sick.
But I tried to stay on the left as much as possible to avoid vomiting.
One more time.
And how is Isak?
He sure regrets joining that Swedish research project.
It can't hurt for him to meet some new people.
- I have trouble getting him in here. - I can imagine.
You're fit as a fiddle. Disappointed?
Let the Swedish camping season begin.
- Here he comes. - Not likely.
- Do you have a wrench, Green? - No. Is it the fan belt?
Yes. It seems loose.
There you are, Malmberg.
Remember to switch to the right?
No problem. Every one's ready for you.
We have problems on the Eastern Front.
It's those damn Finns again. You'll have to get things started here.
- But I can't be responsible for... - Sure you can.
You've heard me do it hundreds of times before.
Let me take care of this first. Go grab another drink.
Tell Adolfsson that I've flown to Finland to clear things up.
We'll talk later this week.
If Mörner calls, don't mention a word about the Finns.
Sixten? I'll see to it that your application goes through this time.
You'll do just fine.
Thank you to the Norwegian House wives' Association.
And now Dr. Malmberg, leader of the Swedish observers.
I would like to thank the mayor of Landstad.
I am not actually a doctor - yet.
But in Dr. Ljungberg's absence -
- I shall do my best -
- to give you a short briefing on this study.
Could Miss Deinboll please help out with the balopticon again?
This sketch shows the Swedish house wife's movements -
- in the kitchen o ver a six-week period.
The thicker the line, the heavier the traffic.
And so on.
Through gleaning information from our research, -
- we have managed to rationalize the kitchen -
- and the placement of the stations here indicated.
Sink, towel, waste, kneading trough, and table.
As Dr. Ljungberg likes to say:
The Swedish house wife needs no longer walk to Congo -
- during a year of cooking. Now northern Italy will suffice.
But we have not come here to study the house wife's situation, -
- but the movements of single males in the kitchen.
All our observers are of course bound by professional secrecy.
The observer will live in his own trailer, -
- next to the house he is observing.
I would again like to emphasize that the key to this study's success -
- is that the observers be allowed to come and go as they please.
They must not be spoken to.
And must never be included in daily chores and routines.
No matter how tempting that may be.
The man who lived on that farm...
He was killed by the train.
- His tractor stalled on this crossing. - What?
You have to be careful here.
- I can't hear you. - Be careful here.
Why doesn't he open the door?
He regrets joining the project. Just be patient.
They were out of Prim, Isak.
Can you hear me?
My name is Sixten Malmberg. I represent the Swedish observers.
Come out so we can discuss this.
There's alway s one like him.
He can't be any worse than that lady in Alingsås.
He'll give in eventually.
Isak, are you there?
Stop being so stubborn. It's not good for you.
Make sure you come in for a checkup before Christmas.
He'll be out. Just give him time.
If he doesn't open up by tomorrow, you'll have an early Christmas, Folke.
Can't you find me a new host?
These were the only volunteers.
I had to go all the way to town for that filter.
But without it, the tractor won't stop leaking.
Well, I guess it's time to head home.
I guess you're right.
He never cooks in the kitchen?
He'll eat porridge or bread down there from time to time.
But I think he prepares most of his food upstairs in his bedroom.
I smell cooking from upstairs.
Does he have a stove in his bedroom?
I don't know. I've never been up there.
Of course you haven't.
Do you know what Prim is?
- I was just curious. - So he never uses the kitchen stove?
At least not while I'm there.
I wonder what Dr. Ljungberg will have to say about this.
I was wondering...
Since things are progressing so slowly here...
Perhaps I could change host?
- Change host? - I'm not making any progress here.
We can't have every one changing hosts all the time.
- You understand, don't you, Nilsson? - Yes, sure.
- I was just wondering. - Hang in there.
I'll drop by again in a couple of days.
Could you mail this for me?
It's for my aunt.
- More Baltic herring? - I hope so.
Same as always?
I just wanted to be sure.
You can never be sure.
Not my nose.
- Want the hair? - Of course.
- Need a bag? - No, I'll just stick it in my pocket.
- How's your horse, Isak? - We're fine, thanks.
Have you observed Isak today?
Why won't you get better?
Time for coffee.
Have you started smoking Count Hamilton?
You used to pick on Dr. Benjaminsen for smoking Swedish tobacco.
- I just bought a pack for Folke. - Folke?
I was heading to the store any way, so...
Well, I'd best be heading home.
But you're from Stockholm, aren't you?
But I was born in Malmö.
That's way down south in Sweden, isn't it?
Yes. Down in Skåne.
Carolus Linnaeus was from Småland.
You don't say?
That isn't far from Skåne.
My father used to talk a lot about Carolus Linnaeus.
My mother once told me that we were distantly related to Linnaeus.
So your name is Folke Linnaeus?
No, it was on my mother's side.
But her maiden name wasn't Linnaeus either, it was Rosenqvist.
That sounds like a flower, too.
Yes, it does.
Would you want to be a football referee, Grant?
I'd like to be a linesman, but it's such a hassle.
Not only do you have to know the rules, -
- you have to be able to interpret them.
Your lungs look just fine.
I don't care, as long as you stay away from team handball.
I mean, who the hell remembers a single handball goal?
- What did I say about your lungs? - They looked good.
Folke Nilsson? Package for you.
- So you're the mailman as well? - Yep.
Do many planes land here in Landstad?
I'd better be off.
You Swedes sure have strange words for things.
- You sure you don't want some? - Positive.
- How are things going here? - Fine, thank you.
We need to discuss something.
An awkward situation has arisen at Green's house.
He and his host have started drinking together.
The entire study may be in jeopardy.
I've never completely trusted him, -
- but I never thought he would go this far.
If he wasn't Dr. Ljungberg's cousin I would have sent him home ages ago.
The question is, -
- would you take over for Green and clear up this problem?
You had requested a host switch.
Since things were progressing so slowly here.
But things have started happening here now.
If it's all the same to you, I'd rather not switch.
Why don't you ask Ekdahl?
Ekdahl has his own host. That doesn't solve anything.
Let's just hope Green gets his act together.
I won't disturb you anymore.
Since things are going so well here.
- Enjoy your meal, Bjørvik. - Thank you.
Next week I have to take a bath.
- Green? - Were you asleep?
It is the middle of the night...
Tor and I are in a bit of a pinch.
- Tor? - My host.
We're all out of booze.
You wouldn't happen to have any liquor to lend us?
We aren't allowed to drink on the job.
Not allowed to drink, not allowed to talk...
Shit, Folke, what the hell are we doing?
We sit up there on our pedestals and think we understand everything.
How can we think we can understand anything about people -
- simply by observing them?
- That's the nature of our research. - We have to talk to each other.
People have to communicate. Don't you at least have some beer?
Our research is based on a positivistic approach.
Positivistic? I've decided to quit.
That's the most positivistic thing I can do.
You're contractually bound to stay until Christmas.
- Have you talked to Malmberg? - Just a couple of beers...
- No. - Come on...
I thought I could talk to you.
Observe yourself, for Christ's sake.
I have also talked...
I have also talked...
To my host.
Green is right.
How can we understand each other without communicating?
He's coming over for coffee.
Why don't you and Grant ever speak on the phone?
Do you know how expensive it is?
43 øre a minute. Need I say more?
Are you planning on sitting over there?
I was just talking to Folke.
Oskar's observer couldn't take it anymore.
He asked Oskar why he opens his beer at two minutes to five every day.
"It'll be five be fore you know it," Oskar responded.
It'll be five be fore you know it.
Well, I should be heading over to the store.
Don't forget your gloves.
It'll be five be fore you know it.
I'm having more and more trouble boiling my potatoes properly.
I wonder what it must be like for people with nuclear power.
That's a good point.
But nuclear power is supposed to be very stable.
Yes, I suppose it is.
But isn't electricity electricity?
Whether it comes from nuclear power or water power?
Electricity is electricity?
No way. You can't simplify it like that.
But you don't boil potatoes very often.
Even though you have two stoves.
No, at least not as long as I'm being observed.
But you Swedes don't understand that.
You were neutral observers during the war, too.
You're right. Unfortunately.
Whatever. Let's drop that subject.
Our death is predetermined.
My father used to say that.
Why didn't Grant want to take part in the study?
Grant? Are you crazy?
Then why did you volunteer?
They said that every one who signed up would get a horse.
Yes, a Døla horse.
And you did.
That wasn't a real horse.
But you already have a horse.
That I do.
Is this really necessary?
Do you want to get well, or not?
Then you have to wear that catskin.
Lie down here.
Horses are nice, but I'm not crazy about cats.
This has nothing to do with cats.
Are you comfortable?
See you tomorrow then.
And where might I find Nilsson?
He went to the store to buy tobacco.
- His car is still here. - His car?
Grant gave him a ride.
- Did you get your tobacco, Nilsson? - Tobacco?
What the hell is that around your neck?
- A shawl. - With a tail?
Yes, with a tail.
Any way, your pay checks have been delayed, but they are on their way.
Dr. Ljungberg is flying in this afternoon.
Bjørvik was asleep in your chair.
That's putting it mildly.
- Whey cheese. - What?
- Prim is a whey cheese. - I see.
I dream of a bride dressed in white.
Now that you mention it, I've never cared much for swans, either.
Have you ever had a good relationship with a swan?
No, I can't say that I have.
No, I prefer wolves and bears.
Have you ever tasted bear meat?
Me neither. But I hear it tastes like beef.
No. Grant has tasted it many times.
He says it tastes like a cross between moose and grouse.
I'm ready to get out now.
Could you please turn off the light?
Could you hand me that towel?
Wait. You have to hear this.
Listen to my mouth when I open it.
What is that?
Sometimes I pick up foreign stations too.
Especially when it's dark, and I hold the water pipe at the same time.
I think it's because I have a lot of silver fillings.
And the water pipes are copper.
No one knows the whereabouts of Dr. Ljungberg?
He's still in Finland, but it's impossible to reach him.
He can't just disappear like that.
He's still Sweden's leading home scientist.
Ny lander had to drive all the way from Stockholm with your pay checks.
They didn't dare send the checks by mail this close to Christmas.
Does he still drive a Neckar?
They are considering a switch to right-hand driving at home.
It's crazy. Imagine the cost.
To move all the signs, bus doors...
Imagine waking up and having to drive on the wrong side of the road.
Le t-hand driving is much safer than right-hand.
That's scientifically proven.
But no one seems to care about such things anymore.
Any way, here's your pay check.
Otherwise things seem to be going well here.
- Not too well, I hope? - No. Just well.
- Does he cook in the kitchen yet? - No.
But he uses the kitchen for many other things.
I don't doubt it.
I have heard similar strange stories from the other observers.
I wonder how the standard kitchen will look for these people.
That will be a hard nut for Dr. Ljungberg to crack.
Whenever he returns.
By the way, have you seen Green?
I was going to fire him, but now I can't find him.
And all he talks about is this Folke.
What's so special about him?
That's hard to say.
But they'll be leaving soon, any way.
Not soon enough.
Do you talk?
- Me and Isak? - Of course. Isak and you.
I don't know...
I'd like him to come in for a checkup, -
- but it seems impossible.
I'm concerned about him.
Could you try to talk to him?
I'm the last person he'd listen to.
How did you know it was today?
It was in the information sheet I was given.
The information sheet. Of course.
I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a young boy.
About time, then.
But I go to Oskar's every year.
That isn't quite the same, is it?
No, I guess not.
Although he serves layer cake, too.
- Good? - Yes.
Stand up for a second, Isak.
- Cheers. - Cheers.
Why did Grant take his hair, after you had cut it?
He repairs dolls.
Something he learned in a concentration camp during the war.
I've heard that a year in prison is longer in Sweden than in Norway.
Even if you've been convicted of the same crime.
- That doesn't seem fair. - No, it doesn't.
But it wasn't fair for Grant to get lock ed up, either.
Yes, thank you.
Christ, that was a lot of pepper.
You have a whole room full of pepper.
Dad bought it cheap from Melchior the Merchant during the war.
He was a Jew who had to escape to Sweden.
But supposedly it was a good investment.
Grant says I could sell that pepper any time, and make good money.
They call it the King of Spices.
You seem to enjoy sitting up there.
Yesterday was my birthday.
Where the hell is Nilsson?
- Did he run out of tobacco again? - No.
He was just here.
He isn't in his trailer.
You wait here. I'll go look for him.
Is that where you are? I looked all over for you.
What are you doing in there?
I should have told you earlier.
But the timing was never right.
I drilled a little hole in the floor so that I could look into the kitchen.
I did it back in the beginning.
Is it any better that you observe me?
I couldn't find him.
But he can't be far off, because he was just here.
"He was just here"? What is the meaning of this?
What the hell are you up to? Who is observing who here?
Nilsson wasn't feeling well.
I just wanted to help him.
Does he realize what he is doing to me?
As soon as you find Nilsson, -
- tell him to come to my office immediately.
Tell him it's regarding his return to Sweden. He'll understand.
These go with me.
What could he say?
He found the observations you made of me.
But those notes were my fault.
It isn't your fault that I observe too.
Did you find it interesting to observe me through that hole?
I have apologized for that, Folke.
Can't you at least go in and talk to Malmberg?
What's the point? I'll get fired either way.
What are you going to do?
I'll be all right.
Maybe you could stay for Christmas.
That would be nice.
Since you don't have a job any way.
Thank you, but I don't think that would be possible.
You probably have family to spend Christmas with.
Except for my old aunt. The one that sends all the food.
What the hell.
Everything's gone to hell any way.
What do you normally eat?
Herring, of course. And Jansson's Temptation.
Pigs' feet, Christmas ham, and lute fisk.
- And bread and grease. - Bread and grease?
Actually, they mostly eat that up north. Not where I come from.
Green, red, and brown cabbage...
So this is where you are hiding.
Didn't you get the message to come to my office?
But you didn't come?
- I have decided to resign. - There's no need.
You're already fired.
I'm going to stay here through Christmas.
- What? - I'm staying through Christmas.
You seem to have forgotten one thing:
You are contractually bound to return your trailer to Sweden.
Your business here is not over.
Where the hell did he come from?
Our death is predetermined, right, Isak?
Yes, it is.
I don't know what to do anymore.
From his muzzle. Yes, blood too.
If that's what's best for him.
What the hell are you doing, Nilsson?
Who is going to return your trailer now?
I sure as hell am not.
Do you hear me?
Answer me, Folke.
I'll have you blacklisted.
What the hell are you staring at?
Where the hell are you?
Torsten, don't you get it? We're too late.
They left hours ago. Come on. Let's go.
- Where's Malmberg? - They left earlier.
Dr. Malmberg left behind some observation notes.
- Doctor? - Yes. Dr. Malmberg.
And you're telling me they've already left?
I have some observations here that should interest you.
He's hit on something essential here.
These are Folke's notes.
Folke has been observed.
Let's weigh anchor.
Somebody has observed Folke.
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