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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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Rolando Núñez ...
The foreigner (as Rolandp Nunez)
Lucio Vucina ...
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Per Jörnelius ...
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Peter Roth ...
Klas-Gösta Olsson ...
The speechwriter (as Klas Gosta Olsson)
Nils-Åke Eriksson ...
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Hanna Eriksson ...
Mia
Tommy Johansson ...
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Sture Olsson ...
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Fredrik Sjögren ...
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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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$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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