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

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$2,303 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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It took director Roy Andersson four years to complete this film. See more »

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Business Man: We have already sacrificed our youth. Can we do more?
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Bizarre and brilliant
3 February 2005 | by (Cleveland,OH) – See all my reviews

SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR is honestly one of the best films I have seen so far in my years of cinematic appreciation. Alice, below, nailed it in her analysis, and there's little I can add that would be useful. I also agree with the critics who compared it to what would happen if Monty Python set their sights on Bergman. The film is both a character study and a meditation on humanity, filled with transcendent moments of beauty that left me completely stunned. It is also a biting satire of corporate greed and its effects on society, and the search for hope in a dying, empty world filled with people who've basically given up. SONGS is a great film that everybody should see.


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