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Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Nordh ... Kalle
Stefan Larsson ... Stefan
Bengt C.W. Carlsson ... Lennart
Torbjörn Fahlström ... Pelle Wigert
Sten Andersson ... Lasse
Rolando Núñez ... The foreigner (as Rolando Nunez)
Lucio Vucina ... The magician
Per Jörnelius ... The sawed man
Peter Roth ... Tomas
Klas-Gösta Olsson ... The speechwriter (as Klas Gosta Olsson)
Nils-Åke Eriksson ... Patient
Hanna Eriksson ... Mia
Tommy Johansson ... Uffe
Sture Olsson ... Sven
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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$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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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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References The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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wonderful and touching movie about the misery of human life
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film makes you probably sad and depressed, but it is a wonderful and touching movie about the misery of human life: the ultimate loneliness and hopelessness, which we do not like to think of, but have to face. As the film is based on poetry (by the to me unknown Cesar Vallejo), it does not have a straightforward story. Rather, it is a collection of scenes that all move you at an emotional level, as you see the vulnerability of all the people. The film is moving from reality towards surrealism, although you could see the strong surrealistic pictures as the real and hidden nature of our society, which fails to offer any help to these eternal problems. I should probably go to see this movie again so that I could grasp more from its symbolism, enjoy its excellent and unique film-making, and last but not least to feel it again. This film does not give you hope, but perhaps it makes you more sympathetic to other people, let them be alcoholics, immigrants, old, stupid, mentally ill or just simple "boring philistines".


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