Rent You, the Living (2007)

3.3 of 5 from 169 ratings
1h 32min
Rent You, the Living (aka Du levande) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
One of the funniest and most original films of the year, this absurd and surreal comedy from acclaimed director Roy Andersson takes an amusing left-of-centre look at a delightfully eccentric assortment of characters. Through a series of brilliantly entertaining sketches, Andersson observes with empathy and wry humour the highs, lows and tragicomic happenings that affect their everyday lives. Shot with highly distinctive visual flair, this unique and universally resonant snapshot of modern life is both touching and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Actors:
Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, , Björn Englund, , , Jessika Lundberg, Eric Bäckman, , , Pär Fredriksson, Leif Larsson, , , , Håkan Angser, Olle Olson, Kemal Sener, , Eugen Albrecht
Directors:
Writers:
Roy Andersson
Aka:
Du levande
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Comedy
Countries:
Sweden, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/07/2008
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's commentary
  • Behind the scenes sequence
  • Excerpts from other Roy Andersson films
  • Theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/07/2015
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
Swedish LPCM Stereo, Swedish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Director's commentary
  • Behind the scenes sequence
  • Excerpts from other Roy Andersson films
  • Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (5) of You, the Living

Dead Swedish pan - You, the Living review by JD

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04/12/2011

Black dead pan humour was not something with which I had mentally endowed the Swedes. I had previous seen an Argentinian film which was marvellously extreme in its deadness of pan. This matches it. Which means you have either to embrace it and lose yourself unreservedly to its obscure pleasure or it is just a series of poorly linked sketches. I was alone in my enjoyment.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Unique - You, the Living review by DL

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07/06/2018

This film combines wonderful observation of humanity with brilliant imagination..each of the short sequences is very disturbing and, at the same time, very funny. The sequence at a formal dinner where groups of guests take turns to stand and lead the singing is mesmerising ..and throughout the film, the Director's use of a near static camera is hypnotic. I can see that some people will be irritated by both the style and the content..but take a risk..the film is more than worth it. There's a good chance you'll head for Roy Andersson's other films.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Not my humour - You, the Living review by CP Customer

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15/02/2009

Sorry but this is not a comedy in my book. I smiled once and for the rest of the time I felt positively depressed.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.