by Ogigami Naoko
Director: Ogigami Naoko
Screenplay: Ogigami Naoko after Yoko Mure's novel Kamome Shokudo
Cinematographer: Virtanen Tuomo
Editor: Fushima Shinichi
Sound: Tero Malmberg
Music: Kondo Tatsuro
Cast: Kobayashi Satomi,
Production: Nippon Television Network Corporation, VAP Inc, Gentosha Inc, chat chat corporation, Paradise Cafe Inc, Media Suits Inc
Blu-Ray, Color, 102 min, OV Japanese & Finish with English and French electronic subtitles
Sachie is a single Japanese woman who tries single-handedly to establish a new cafe serving Japanese-style food in Helsinki’s center town. However, it has no customers…until the successive venue of several lost souls with strong personal stories, who seek refuge and start working in Sachie’s café.
Kamome Diner is based upon female author Yoko Mure’s novel, written in response to the film’s idea for production. It is the first Japanese movie ever shot in Finland, the closest European country from the land of the rising sun. The feature’s success started a new trend of Japanese food movies.