MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,103 this week

You, the Living (2007)
"Du levande" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 8,407 users   Metascore: 81/100
Reviews: 57 user | 89 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 13 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "You, the Living" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: You, the Living (2007)

You, the Living (2007) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of You, the Living.
10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson
Involuntary (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund
Giliap (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a minor town the morose manager is primarily responsible for the bad atmosphere of a restaurant. But central for the plot are three persons: a male waiter who is never named (here called... See full summary »

Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Thommy Berggren, Mona Seilitz, Willie Andréason
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions, looking straight into the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Lennart Björklund, Christer Christensen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Stefan Böhm, Curt Ericson, Eric Hansson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Anne Tubin, Lennart Björklund
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Directors: Roy Andersson, Mike Figgis, and 8 more credits »
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Roy Andersson, Kalle Boman, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Matts Carlgren, Rune Johansson, Herman Kling
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Maud Backéus, Peter Egge, Lars Karlsteen
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Pierre Bené, Monica Löf
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| | | | |

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

You, the Living  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$21,438 (USA) (7 August 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This vignette also contains a nod to a little-known fact about Sweden's history during WW2, namely its pro-Nazi sentiments. (When the tablecloth is removed, it reveals Nazi swastikas inlaid into the top of the table as part of its design.) See more »

Quotes

Mia: I'm a miserable wench, on an ugly bench!
See more »

Connections

Followed by A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Jag har hirt om en stad evan molnen
Lyrics by Lydia Lithell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A slice of life unlike any other
20 May 2008 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

You can't really call Roy Andersson prolific, (6 films in 37 years). Nor can you accuse him of being conventional; he doesn't do 'straight-forward', at least when it comes to narrative. "You, the Living", his first film in seven years, is like a surreal documentary in which a large number of characters are observed doing nothing very much and if that sounds off-putting, let me assure you it isn't. This is a funny, accessible and surprisingly warm-hearted movie, a slice-of-life far removed from that which we normally see on the screen.

Of course, 'slice-of-life' is hardly the proper moniker to apply to this movie since most people's lives are unlikely to be anything like this. The incidents on the screen run the gamut from the almost terrifyingly ordinary to the downright wacky and while characters may flit by, sometimes never to be seen again, others to reappear as if anxious for approval, Andersson bestows on them all a kind of benign affection. That, and some rollicking music, ensure the time we spend with them is time well-spent.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Swastikas on the tables?? nattviska
Am I the only one who found this film tiresome? SusanMarina
Could someone please explain the movie...please. Walter_Neff
is this more digestable than Songs From the Second Floor? j2los2
Video of Roy Andersson at work on DU LEVANDE !!! x2frnz
more on the music - the dining song this time michael-christie-2
Discuss You, the Living (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?