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Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
"Sånger från andra våningen" (original title)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Nordh ...
Stefan Larsson ...
Bengt C.W. Carlsson ...
Torbjörn Fahlström ...
Sten Andersson ...
Rolando Núñez ...
The foreigner (as Rolandp Nunez)
Lucio Vucina ...
The magician
Per Jörnelius ...
The sawed man
Peter Roth ...
Klas-Gösta Olsson ...
The speechwriter (as Klas Gosta Olsson)
Nils-Åke Eriksson ...
Patient
Hanna Eriksson ...
Mia
Tommy Johansson ...
Uffe
Sture Olsson ...
Sven
Fredrik Sjögren ...
The Russian boy
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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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Sånger från andra våningen  »

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$2,303 (USA) (17 August 2001)

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$2,303 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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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

[repeated line]
Stefan: Blessed be the one who sits down.
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Symbolic masterpiece
12 November 2000 | by (Uppsala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a masterpiece, with no doubt the best swedish film since Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander" in 1984, probably one of the best ever. What could compete with it? Bergman's best films and maybe some of Bo Widerberg's, but it's hard too compare.

It's extremely symbolic. I haven't seen such a symbolic film before. Every scene is filled with details that forms a great and definitely personal way of expression. Roy Andersson has his own way to make films.

Though it takes a stand for the week in society, I can't say I experienced the film as being political. It more criticizes our hole civilization. It's too "odd" too win an Oscar, but more than any other film I've seen it truly deserves one.


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