Movies Directed by Bent Hamer (in alphabetical order)

Factotum

Factotum

Merely announcing that this film is based rather faithfully on a Charles Bukowski novel probably says all that needs to be said about Factotum, but if you're unfamiliar with the late writer's work, the film concerns Bukowski stand-in Henry Chinaski (nicely played by Matt Dillon) as an unrepentant drunk who gets fired from job after job as he drinks, slacks,… read more!

Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories

In the late 1940s, a Swedish research institute seemingly hell-bent on collecting the most random data about Scandinavian household behavior sends a squad of researchers into rural Norway to study the kitchen habits of old Norwegian bachelors. The one rule the researchers must follow is to never interact with their "hosts": they must simply sit in the corner of the… read more!

O’Horten

O’Horten

Sweet little comedy, dry as a bone, about a train engineer named Odd Horten (Baard Owe) - and for the record, "Odd" is not an unusual name in Norway, where this film was made - and the mild trouble he gets into after he retires from his job. Hamer gave us the similarly gentle Kitchen Stories and seems to have… read more!