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Songs from the Second Floor

A Feature film by Roy Andersson

Release in France : 11/10/2000

    Synopsis

    One evening somewhere in the world, a series of surreal events occur one after the other.
    There’s no apparent link between them. A man is unceremoniously hounded out of his job, an immigrant is aggressively attacked in the street…
    Karl, his face covered in ashes, stands out against this crowd of peculiar characters. He has just burnt his furniture shop to the ground, hoping to claim the insurance money.
    No one manages to get any sleep on this particular night. The following day, further signs of imminent chaos begin to appear. Karl becomes aware of the absurdity of existence and just how difficult it is to keep one’s humanity intact.

    Production and distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    Full credits (5)

    Screenwriter :

    Roy Andersson

    Sound Recordist :

    Jan Alvermark

    Music Composer :

    Benny Andersson

    Directors of Photography :

    Istvan Borbas, Jesper Klevenas

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Pascal Launay

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Swedish

    Production country :

    Sweden

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Sweden)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    11/10/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR