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Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Sånger från andra våningen (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 October 2000 (Sweden)
Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

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Roy Andersson

Writer:

Roy Andersson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Nordh Lars Nordh ... Kalle
Stefan Larsson Stefan Larsson ... Stefan
Bengt C.W. Carlsson Bengt C.W. Carlsson ... Lennart
Torbjörn Fahlström Torbjörn Fahlström ... Pelle Wigert
Sten Andersson Sten Andersson ... Lasse
Rolando Núñez Rolando Núñez ... The foreigner (as Rolando Nunez)
Lucio Vucina Lucio Vucina ... The magician
Per Jörnelius Per Jörnelius ... The sawed man
Peter Roth Peter Roth ... Tomas
Klas-Gösta Olsson Klas-Gösta Olsson ... The speechwriter (as Klas Gosta Olsson)
Nils-Åke Eriksson Nils-Åke Eriksson ... Patient
Hanna Eriksson Hanna Eriksson ... Mia
Tommy Johansson Tommy Johansson ... Uffe
Sture Olsson Sture Olsson ... Sven
Fredrik Sjögren 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Norway | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | Russian

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Songs from the Second Floor See more »

Filming Locations:

Mysinge, Kalmar län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$60,572 (Sweden), 8 October 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,303, 19 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,303, 19 August 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It took director Roy Andersson four years to complete this film. See more »

Quotes

[throwing away Christ crucifixes he couldn't sell]
Business Man: I am so embarrassed, my face is red. I staked everything on a loser.
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an extraordinary examination of a society not so far away
28 February 2001 | by axel-32See all my reviews

I have only seen this movie once and that is certainly not enough. The pictures contain more than our perception can handle. The general impression of the film is however, that Roy Andersson has performed a splendid diagnosis of our society, a society whose individuals no longer communicate, no longer interact. He shows us the result of a system that proclaims egoism and neglect. The message is clear: Only together, people can find a way to endure the tragedy of life, only together, we can enjoy the small fragments of happiness that life offers.

I encourage all non-Swedish people to see this film, 99,84% of the world population is not Swedish. This movie concerns all of you.


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