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Songs from the Second Floor

A Feature film by Roy Andersson

Release in France : 11/10/2000


    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.

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    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB

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    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriter :

    Roy Andersson

    Directors of Photography :

    Istvan Borbas, Jesper Klevenas

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Pascal Launay

    Foreign Producer :

    Roy Andersson

    Sound Recordist :

    Jan Alvermark

    Music Composer :

    Benny Andersson

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Sweden, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Sweden, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR