One evening, somewhere in our hemisphere, a strange series of events take place: a clerk is made redundant in a degrading manner, an immigrant is violently attacked in the street, a magician makes a disastrous mess of his act. In the midst of this mayhem, one person stands out - it is Karl and his face is covered in ashes. He has just put a match to his furniture store to get insurance money. No one gets a wink of sleep that night. Next day, the signs of pending chaos are starting to be felt as the madness grips a board of directors and the city itself is paralysed by a horrendous traffic jam. While everyone is losing it at the beginning of the millennium, Karl is gradually becoming conscious of the absurdity of the world and realises just how difficult it is to be human.From March 1996 to the spring of 2000, Roy Andersson worked on Songs from the Second Floor. The film won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Cannes festival.

Original title
Sånger från andra våningen
Filmmaker
Roy Andersson
Premiere
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Country
Sweden
Year
2000
Medium
35mm
Length
100’
Language
Swedish
Producer
Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB, Roy Andersson, Philippe Bober
Sales
Coproduction Office
Writer
Roy Andersson
Editor
Roy Andersson