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Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil diet, yet without having to give up their a middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don't do, or that we can't help doing, make up recipes for disaster. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.


Release: 2008 (Denmark)

Duration: 85 minutes

Genre: Documentary feature

Spoken language: FInnish and English


Director: John Webster

Cinematography: John Webster, Tuomo Hutri and Mika Ailasmäki

Editors: Niels Pagh Andersen and John Webster

Sound Design: Pietari Koskinen and Peter Nordström

Producer: Kristiina Pervilä

Production Countries: FInland and Denmark

Production Companies: Millennium Film and JW Documentaries 

Coproducer: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: Channel 4, CANAL+, CBC Newsworld Independent Documentary Unit, DR, The Finnish Film Foundation, The Danish Film Institute, IBA Channel 1 Israel, Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, The MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Community, NRK, AVEK, The Promotion Centre For Audiovisual Culture in Finland, and YLE TV2 Documentaries.


The film was nominated for Jussi Awards' 2009 Best Film & Best Script.


The fIlm received an Honorable Mention for Documentary Filmmaking at the 2009 Nordisk Panorama and won the 2009 Jussi Awards Best Documentary Film award.


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