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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2014 (Norway)
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Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Holger Andersson ...
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Sam (as Nisse Vestblom)
Charlotta Larsson ...
Lotta
Viktor Gyllenberg ...
Lotti Törnros ...
Flamenco Teacher
Jonas Gerholm ...
Lonesome Lieutnant
Ola Stensson ...
Captain / Barber
Oscar Salomonsson ...
Dancer
Roger Olsen Likvern ...
Caretaker
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Wilhelm Rising ...
Man at the busstop
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Man at the busstop
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Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexuality and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,313 (USA) (5 June 2015)

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$222,284 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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The title was inspired by the painting The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. See more »

Connections

Follows Songs from the Second Floor (2000) See more »

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Shimmy Doll
Performed by Ashley Beaumont
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Worst film I've seen in years
20 June 2015 | by (Hamilton Ontario CANADA) – See all my reviews

I'm convinced that only the most pretentious film snobs see anything of value or comedy in this boring, slow film. The sad old salesmen got tiresome in seconds, and were predictable in any case. The time travelling king and army went too long to be funny. The barmaid giving out drinks for kisses isn't shocking or delightful - at least not to Euro sensibilities. The latter scenes cross so many lines, I can't see how they're reflections on life or human nature or our world - they're horrid. Disconnected, tedious, amorphous and pointless all apply to this over-hyped waste of time. A comedy, this is definitely not. How it got awards can only be explained as Emperor's New Clothes syndrome.


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