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Du Levande (You, The Living) Reviews

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June 27, 2008
Made of 50 short, stiff scenes of human behavior, shot as dispassionately as wildlife, Andersson is either stretching the definition of cinema or returning it to its roots
Read More | Original Score: A
June 7, 2008
A cold soup mix of Buster Keaton, David Lynch, Jerry Lewis and Terry Gilliam, hawking deadpan jokes as well as chilly, disheartening mean streaks in his blocky, deep-space single takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 17, 2008
Jacques Tati's puckish humor meets Ingmar Bergman's angst in this erratic, eccentric gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2008
Rare and covetable genius.
March 28, 2008
Andersson is radically different from anyone else, with a technical, compositional rigour that puts other movie-makers and visual artists to shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2008
Andersson's movie reveals poetic ironies, surreal slapstick and melancholy truths, often all wrapped up together. The gloom gets a bit thick over the 92 minutes, but there are sequences here you will never forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2008
Viewers who stick with it will be rewarded by an arresting tapestry that is considerably more than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2008
The meaning of life just might be hidden here... only don't expect to find it on a first viewing.
March 27, 2008
You won't know whether to laugh or cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
March 27, 2008
Recalling the work of Jacques Tati, this is a grim but amusing and ultimately successful effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2008
Isn't quite the masterpiece it sets itself up as, but has lots going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2008
this litany of human disconnection, misery, frustration and despair... would be an almost unbearably bleak mosaic of our living deaths, were it not for Andersson's profound appreciation of Chaplin's observation that comedy is tragedy seen in long-shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2008
To complain that Andersson's skits are difficult or boring to sit through because they seem too close to the pain of daily life is to pay them some kind of a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
October 13, 2007
It's always the movies that seem the least like movies that are the truest to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 31, 2007
One of European cinema's most distinctive stylists, and darkest humourists, returns with another tragi-comic panorama of the human condition.
May 24, 2007
A morosely comic symphony on the meaning (or is that meaninglessness?) of life, Roy Andersson's You, the Living can be seen as a gentler companion piece to his 2000 Cannes prize-winner, Songs From the Second Floor.
May 24, 2007
Again a very successful look at the desperate mess of modern life.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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