Like his previous features Songs From The Second Floor and You, The Living, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. 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 humor and tragedy hidden within us all.

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4.3 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

88% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.8/10
  • Fresh 84
  • Rotten 11

Critics Consensus: Expertly assembled and indelibly original, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch concludes writer-director Roy Andersson's Living trilogy in style.

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Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Genre
Comedy
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Copyright
© 2014 Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB, Essential Filmproduktion, Parisienne de Production, 4 ½ Fiksjon AS, ZDF/ARTE, Arte France Cinéma, Sveriges Television AB

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Primary
Swedish (Stereo)
Additional
English

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