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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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6 October 2000 (Sweden)  »

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Canciones del segundo piso  »

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Opening Weekend:

$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 »

Quotes

[about his son]
Kalle: He wrote poetry till he went nuts!
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Referenced in Blodigt jävla helvete (2008) See more »

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"Slapstick Bergman" indeed
13 June 2003 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

One critic described this film as being "Slapstick Ingmar Bergman"; it's a great joke, and in many ways a true one. I've never seen a movie like this before, and I haven't laughed so hard at one in years. Every single scene has something off-beat or funny happening in it, so that you may want to see it more than once. (I watched it twice in one day!) The best bit occurs when the businesspeople decide on a rash course of action to save the faltering economy. I won't spoil it for you but trust me, it's one of the blackest comic moments in all of film. Don't miss it!


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