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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Each scene is shot with one take where the camera stands still as the actors embrace the frame (the camera moves once in the entire film, in the railway station scene). See more »
My approach was a rather philosophical one. About being human year after year. This is how I see it. Life is time, and time is a stretch of road. That makes life a journey, a trip. Don't you think so?
Yes. I guess you could look at it that way.
Yet in order to travel you need a map and a compass. Otherwise you wouldn't know where you were. Would you?
And our map and compass are our traditions. Our heritage, our history. Aren't they?
If we don't understand this... Before we know ...
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an extraordinary examination of a society not so far away
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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