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Songs from the Second Floor

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Original title
Sånger från andra våningen (Songs from the Second Floor)
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
Sweden Sweden
Director
Screenwriter
Roy Andersson
Music
Benny Andersson
Cinematography
István Borbás, Jesper Klevenas
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Sweden-Norway-Denmark; Coproduction Office / Danmarks Radio (DR) / Norsk Rikskringkasting / Svenska Filminstitutet
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Black Comedy. Surrealism
Synopsis / Plot
Roy Andersson's "Songs from the Second Floor" takes place in a small town, where a man named Karl burns down his own furniture store in an attempt to collect the insurance money. This sets off a chain of events in the town that transcend explanation as a chaos falls over the town inhabitants. As the town goes crazy and the streets are brought to a virtual standstill by a massive traffic jam, Karl comes to realize the absurdity and difficulty of leading a "normal" human life.
Awards
2001: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom. Best Int. Ind. Film - Foreign Lan.
2000: Cannes: Jury Prize
2000: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film, Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, Achievement
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