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You, the Living

You, the Living
  • 2007
  • Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roy Andersson
  • Written by: Roy Andersson
  • Cast: Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund, Jessika Lundberg
  • Language: Swedish
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The bizarre 50 or so vignettes that constitute Andersson's first feature since 2000's apocalyptic 'Songs from the Second Floor' drop a traditional narrative for a series of precisely framed tableaux where the boundaries between dreams and reality are freely blurred. Described as 'a farce about the human condition', it's darkly comic with fleeting moments of hopefulness in its absurdist vision.

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You, the Living

27 Mar 20083 stars

COMEDY/DRAMA (15) 93min In an unnamed Nordic city a moustachioed tuba-player starts talking about savings and pensions, while making love to his wife who is wearing a military helmet. A dog is dragged along a pavement, attached to the walker of its…

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