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You, the Living (2007)

Du levande (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 21 September 2007 (Sweden)
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Helander ...
Mia (as Elisabet Helander)
Jörgen Nohall ...
Uffe (as Jugge Nohall)
Jan Wikbladh ...
The fan (as Jan Wikblad)
Björn Englund ...
Tubaplayer
Birgitta Persson ...
Tubaspelarens fru
Lennart Eriksson ...
Man on the balcony
Jessika Lundberg ...
Eric Bäckman ...
Micke Larsson
Rolf Engström ...
Trumslagaren
Jessica Nilsson ...
The teacher
Pär Fredriksson ...
The carpet dealer
Leif Larsson ...
Carpenter
Patrik Anders Edgren ...
Professor (as Patrik Edgren)
Gunnar Ivarsson ...
The businessman
Waldemar Nowak ...
The pick-pocket
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Storyline

A series of scenes that focus specially on a single idea, emotion or act us. In the absence of interfering qualities this film is able to take one factoring influence and amplify it to absurd and hilarious proportions. Each scene gives us an uninterrupted view at some of the more unglamorous characteristics that in the end determine who we are, both as individuals and as a thread in the patchwork of the collective human unconscious. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,924 (USA) (31 July 2009)

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$21,438 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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The electric chair vignette was inspired by Andy Warhol's painting "USA: The United States of America". See more »

Quotes

Anna: Forgive those who only think of themselves. Forgive those who are greedy and cheap. And those who deceive and cheat or grow rich by paying miserable wages. Dear lord, forgive them. Forgive them. And Lord, forgive those who humiliate and desecrate. Forgive those who torture and kill. Forgive those who bomb and destroy cities and villages. Forgive those who are dishonest, those who lie and are false. Forgive governments who withhold the truth from the people. Dear Lord, forgive them. Forgive ...
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Soundtracks

Jag har hirt om en stad evan molnen
Lyrics by Lydia Lithell
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a beautiful glimpse of humanity
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film isn't supposed to be funny, but it made me laugh.

It isn't designed to be sad, but my heart felt heavy through a number of the vignettes.

It isn't written as action adventure, but my pulse raced more than once.

Just like life, this movie doesn't manipulate your emotions and tell you how to feel. It simply is, and you react.

If you don't find it funny or sad or moving, I suspect that says more about you than the film.

It amazing and refreshing to see a director so wholeheartedly celebrate that we are all human, and embrace that we are all trapped here, doing this "life" thing, over and over for as long as we must.

Tomorrow is another day.


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