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Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Nordh ...
Stefan Larsson ...
Bengt C.W. Carlsson ...
Lennart
Torbjörn Fahlström ...
Pelle Wigert
Sten Andersson ...
Lasse
Rolando Núñez ...
The foreigner (as Rolando Nunez)
Lucio Vucina ...
The magician
Per Jörnelius ...
The sawed man
Peter Roth ...
Tomas
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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Canciones del segundo piso  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$60,572 (Sweden), 8 October 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,303, 19 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,303, 19 August 2001
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It took director Roy Andersson four years to complete this film. See more »

Quotes

[throwing away Christ crucifixes he couldn't sell]
Business Man: I am so embarrassed, my face is red. I staked everything on a loser.
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brilliance.
12 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

i am taking the time to write these few words only as a contradiction to a pathetic comment i have stumbled upon when surfing the site for details on "songs from the second floor". without intentions to carry out a lengthy and tiring essay on this marvelous cinematic work i only wish to say that the sheer brilliance of this movie will linger on in the mind of every serious cinema lover long after it's actual experience. "songs" is a tour de force of cinematography and 'mis en scene' . the splendor of it's frame compositions , the complexities of it's visual perspectives, all are a cinephile's pleasure feast. packed with sharp humor as well as deep philosophical themes , this film is a must for anyone who is touched by visual art .


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