With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

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Roy Andersson
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Credited cast:
Bengt Bergius Bengt Bergius ... Psychiatrist
Anja Broms Anja Broms ... Secretary
Marie Burman Marie Burman
Amanda Davies Amanda Davies
Tatiana Delaunay Tatiana Delaunay ... Flying Woman
Karin Engman Karin Engman
Jan-Eje Ferling Jan-Eje Ferling ... Man in the Stairs
Thore Flygel Thore Flygel ... Dentist
Lotta Forsberg ... Woman on the Street
Anton Forsdik
Fanny Forsdik Fanny Forsdik
Anders Hellström Anders Hellström
Göran Holm ... Café Guest
Stefan Karlsson ... Man with Stick
Mattias Königsson
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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter's shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Drama | Fantasy

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In a scene's setup with Hitler's appearance Roy Andersson copied the painting titled "The End" depicting Hitler during his final days in his bunker in Berlin by Kukryniksy. See more »

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Prière à Notre-Dame
Written by Léon Boëllmann
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A Disappointment
13 January 2021 | by captainpatSee all my reviews

After watching Roy's other films I was really looking forward to this film - as some fans had said it was his best film ever. I set myself up for a treat. But I was let down. Yes, the art direction and acting are absolutely superb. But the stories didn't work for me. I was bored.


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Sweden | Germany | Norway | France

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Swedish

Release Date:

30 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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About Endlessness See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockholm, Sweden

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Budget:

EUR4,558,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,118
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1.78 : 1
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