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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 2014

  • Roy Andersson
  • December 20, 2014
  • 100 mins
  • Swedish
  • Comedy, Drama
An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.

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I really liked the stupid salesmen. They captured and summarised the idea of the movie quite well I think. Much of the Swedish humour was lost on me, and I could not place the dance instructor's lust in my understanding of the movie. I gathered the idea was to capture various human 'enjoyments', both mundane and otherwise, and place them against the effects and roles of economy in life. Besides the scene in the bar where quasi-sexual payment was accepted instead of money, it led to sadness or lack of emotion everywhere.

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4/10

Multiple scenes really dragged it out, it stretched my patience quite a bit. I laughed a couple of times but I didn't like it very much

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is this supposed to be funny?

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