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Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Sånger från andra våningen (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 October 2000 (Sweden)
Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director:

Roy Andersson

Writer:

Roy Andersson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Nordh Lars Nordh ... Kalle
Stefan Larsson Stefan Larsson ... Stefan
Bengt C.W. Carlsson Bengt C.W. Carlsson ... Lennart
Torbjörn Fahlström Torbjörn Fahlström ... Pelle Wigert
Sten Andersson Sten Andersson ... Lasse
Rolando Núñez Rolando Núñez ... Immigrant (as Rolando Nunez)
Lucio Vucina Lucio Vucina ... The magician
Per Jörnelius Per Jörnelius ... The sawed man / volunteer
Peter Roth Peter Roth ... Tomas
Klas-Gösta Olsson Klas-Gösta Olsson ... The speechwriter / Colonel (as Klas Gosta Olsson)
Nils-Åke Eriksson Nils-Åke Eriksson ... Patient
Hanna Eriksson Hanna Eriksson ... Mia
Tommy Johansson Tommy Johansson ... Uffe
Sture Olsson Sture Olsson ... Sven
Fredrik Sjögren Fredrik Sjögren ... TheHanged Russian boy
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Storyline

A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Each scene is shot with one take where the camera stands still as the actors embrace the frame (the camera moves once in the entire film, in the railway station scene). See more »

Quotes

[about his son]
Kalle: He wrote poetry till he went nuts!
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Connections

Followed by A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014) See more »

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Wonderfully darkly funny and incomparably Swedish.
26 May 2004 | by parispete1See all my reviews

Possibly incomprehensible to those who have never lived in Sweden, where whole hours somehow manage to lose themselves in a meditative calm that exists nowhere else. Songs from the Second Floor is truly Ingemar Bergman meets Monty Python, as Roy Andersson non too gently deflates the pretentious, the pompous and the self important. The sparse dialogue and hugely tongue-in-cheek solemnity will either offend the spectator to the point of rage, or scratch the itch that nothing else quite reaches. I adored it. Like raw oysters, broccoli or goat milk - you'll either connect with the Roy Andersson brand of iconoclastic insanity and love this one ... or you'll hate it with a passion. There'll be no fence-sitting with this Nordic treasure.


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Country:

Sweden | Norway | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | Russian

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mysinge, Kalmar län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$80,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,334
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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