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You, the Living
Washed out interiors provide the backdrop for a motley crew of characters: a stout depressive and her long-suffering husband; a young girl with a crush on a rock musician; couples with too much to say, or too little; a diligent tuba player...
Comedy 2007 93 mins
Director: Roy Andersson
You, the Living follows a similar approach to Andersson's previous Songs from the Second Floor, but takes a slightly lighter tone in presenting a series of tragi-comic vignettes from modern life. Its genius lies in revealing the absurd details of what people around us do every day, the precision in his filmmaking giving added comic impact to the sheer randomness of much of what we see.
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