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Songs from the Second Floor

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Director  Roy Andersson
Music director  Benny Andersson
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Country  Sweden Norway Denmark
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Initial DVD release  March 23, 2004
Writer  Roy Andersson
Language  Swedish
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Release date  May 2000 (2000-05) (Cannes) 6 October 2000 (2000-10-06) (Sweden)
Cast  Lars Nordh (Kalle), Stefan Larsson (Stefan), Bengt C.W. Carlsson (Lennart), Torbjörn Fahlström (Pelle Wigert), Sten Andersson (Lasse), Rolando Núñez (The foreigner (as Rolandp Nunez))
Similar movies  Werckmeister Harmonies, Snowpiercer, Jamon Jamon, Beetlejuice, Source Code, The Notebook

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Songs from the Second Floor (Swedish: Sånger från andra våningen) is a Swedish black comedy-drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 6 October 2000, written and directed by Roy Andersson. It presents a series of disconnected vignettes that together interrogate aspects of modern life. The film uses many quotations from the work of the Peruvian poet César Vallejo as a recurring motif.

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It is the first film in a trilogy, followed by You, the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).

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Plot

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A man is standing in a subway car, his face dirty with soot. In his right hand he carries a plastic bag with documents, or rather, the charred leftovers of them. In a corridor a man is clinging desperately to the legs of the boss who just fired him. He is screaming: "I've been here for thirty years!" In a coffee shop someone is waiting for his father, who just burned his furniture company for insurance money. Traffic jams and self-flagellating stock brokers are filling up the streets while an economist, desperate for a solution to the problem of work becoming too expensive, gazes into the crystal ball of a scryer. The main men all have goals but their destinations change during the story.

Cast

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  • Lars Nordh as Kalle
  • Stefan Larsson as Stefan
  • Bengt C. W. Carlsson as Lennart
  • Torbjörn Fahlström as Pelle Wigert
  • Sten Andersson as Lasse
  • Rolando Núñez as the foreigner
  • Lucio Vucina as the magician
  • Per Jörnelius as the sawed man
  • Peter Roth as Tomas
  • Klas-Gösta Olsson as the speechwriter
  • Nils-Åke Eriksson as patient
  • Hanna Eriksson as Mia
  • Tommy Johansson as Uffe
  • Sture Olsson as Sven
  • Fredrik Sjögren as the Russian boy
  • Reception

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    Film critic J. Hoberman from The Village Voice concluded about the film: "Easier to respect than enthuse over, Andersson's rigorous personal vision is not only distanced but distancing." Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four stars out of four and wrote, "You may not enjoy it but you will not forget it." Anton Bitel, writing for Eye for Film, felt that "the heavy symbolism overwhelms the storytelling."

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    On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an 89% approval rating, based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. On Metacritic, the film was given a score of 76 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."

    Awards and nominations

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    Wins

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  • Bodil Awards
  • Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Roy Andersson (director)
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Jury Prize (Roy Andersson)
  • Brothers Manaki International Film Festival
  • Audience Award István Borbás
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • Norwegian Film Critics Award Roy Andersson
  • Guldbagge Award
  • Best Film (Bästa film) Lisa Alwert
  • Best Direction (Bästa regi) Roy Andersson
  • Best Screenplay (Bästa manuskript) Roy Andersson
  • Best Cinematography (Bästa foto) István Borbás and Jesper Klevenas
  • Best Achievement (Bästa prestation) Jan Alvemark
  • Nominations

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Golden Palm
  • British Independent Film Awards
  • Best Foreign Independent Film - Foreign Language
  • References

    Songs from the Second Floor Wikipedia
    Songs from the Second Floor IMDb Songs from the Second Floor themoviedb.org


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