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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

Roy Andersson, Sweden

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Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life's grandeur, and the humour and tragedy hidden within us all.

Duration
100 minutes
Language
OV Swedish
Subtitles
German, French
Video Quality
1080p
Available in
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

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