Songs From the Second Floor


1h 36m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In a city, somewhere in the far north, a strange series of events take place: a clerk is made redundant in a degrading manner; a lost immigrant is violently attacked in a busy street; a magician makes an error in his act.... In the midst of this mayhem one person stands out: Karl. Whilst the new mil

Film Details

Also Known As
Chansons du deuxieme etage, Sanger fran Andra Vaningen
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Nordisk Film; StudioCanal; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films; Arp; Cinema Mondo; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Key Films; Look Now! Filmverleih; New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films; Rapid Eye Movies; Triangelfilm
Location
Stockholm, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

In a city, somewhere in the far north, a strange series of events take place: a clerk is made redundant in a degrading manner; a lost immigrant is violently attacked in a busy street; a magician makes an error in his act.... In the midst of this mayhem one person stands out: Karl. Whilst the new millennium is casting its web and creating a vast mental breakdown, Karl gradually becomes conscious of the absurdity of the world and realises just how difficult it is to be human....

Cast

Lars Nordh

Kalle

Stefan Larsson

Stefan--Kalle'S Son

Bengt C W Carlsson

Lennart

Torbjorn Fahlstrom

Pelle Wigert--The Manager

Sten Andersson

Lasse

Rolando Nunez

Immigrant

Lucio Vucino

Magician

Per Jornelius

Volunteer

Peter Roth

Thomas--Kalle'S Son

Klas Gosta Olsson

Colonel

Nils Eriksson

Patient No 1

Hanna Eriksson

Mia--Stefan'S Girlfriend

Tommy Johansson

Uffe

Sture Olsson

Sven

Fredrik Sjogren

Russian Boy With Noose

Stephen Whitton

Patient No 2

Joran Mueller

Economist

Eva Stenfelt

Psychologist

Helene Mathiasson

Anna

Kristina Ranch Hukkala

Lasse'S Wife

Lasse Finberg

Immigrant'S Attacker

Tomas Johansson

Immigrant'S Attacker

Johan Bergenlow

Immigrant'S Attacker

Tylar Gustavsson

Pelle'S Friend

Birgitta-irene Lundberg

Magician'S Assistant

Jan Steen

Doctor No 1

Siv Wagenius

Nurse No 1

Birgitta Persson

Per'S Wife

Birgitta Hedberg

Woman In Bar

Inger Christell-malmberg

Bartender

Birgitta Gustafvsson

Kalle'S Mistress

Johnny Tholwar

Tramp

Ingela Persson

Susanne

Jorgen Grundstrom

Micke

Orvar Lidsell

Insurance Men

Hans Eriksson

Insurance Man

Birger Hedlund

Vicar

Peter Rudbeck

Parish Clerk

Hasse Soderholm

Commader-In-Chief

John Gustafsson

Doctor

Stigh Holm

Doctor

Barbro Herin

Nurse

Ann Britt Nilsson

Nurse

Marjatta Grahn

Nurse

Jan Hallberg

Admiral Bengtsson

Rune Falk

Rune

Jan Olsson

Uffe'S Assistant

Jan Wikbladh

Man Who Gets His Finger Pinched

Lennart Ehrenlood

Station Guard

Ake Warnling

Alder Man

Gun Fors

Older Woman

Conny Linnteg

Passenger

Gunnar Ivarsson

Passenger

Tanya Lylyja

Tomas'S Wife

Ingegerd Norr

Grandmother

Erik Olausson

Professor Frank

Stig Lundstrom

Chairman

Berndt Dabel

Dr Wendt

Karna Wachtmeister

Economist'S Wife

Anders-per Jonsson

Doctor No 4

Bjorn Frisk

General

Stig Hellsten

Bishop

Anders Broms

Trade Unionist

Film Details

Also Known As
Chansons du deuxieme etage, Sanger fran Andra Vaningen
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Nordisk Film; StudioCanal; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films; Arp; Cinema Mondo; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Key Films; Look Now! Filmverleih; New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films; Rapid Eye Movies; Triangelfilm
Location
Stockholm, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Samira Makhmalbaf's "Blackboards," of the Prix du Jury at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States July 3, 2002

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2001

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (in competition) May 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.

Director Roy Andersson's return to the big screen after 25 years.

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (in competition) May 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States July 3, 2002 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Experimenta) November 1-16, 2000.)