Rewatched Jul 13, 2012
Like all of Roy Andersson's films, this one is massively underrated and truly spectacular. Little more than a series of vignettes shot on expensive, custom built sets, the stories give a look into a world of cold, emotionless death, where the film's characters seem stuck in an eternal damnation of mundane repetition. Though not quite as good as Songs from the Second Floor, this great film has many flashes of true auteur craftsmanship, such as the famous dream sequence in which a newly married couple are greeted by hundreds of adoring fans as they depart for their new life together. But of course, this is only just a dream.