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.
After witnessing an act of unprecedented violence without even flinching, an emotionally numb real-estate agent visits his ailing mother at the hospital, and then, the graveyard. Is there a speck of happiness in this cruel and short life?
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 »
An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
El Hedi ben Salem,
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
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i am taking the time to write these few words only as a contradiction to a pathetic comment i have stumbled upon when surfing the site for details on "songs from the second floor". without intentions to carry out a lengthy and tiring essay on this marvelous cinematic work i only wish to say that the sheer brilliance of this movie will linger on in the mind of every serious cinema lover long after it's actual experience. "songs" is a tour de force of cinematography and 'mis en scene' . the splendor of it's frame compositions , the complexities of it's visual perspectives, all are a cinephile's pleasure feast. packed with sharp humor as well as deep philosophical themes , this film is a must for anyone who is touched by visual art .
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