Dark Swedish Humor Takes Wing In 'Pigeon' Film At Venice

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

Dark Swedish Humor Takes Wing In 'Pigeon' Film At Venice

Dark Swedish Humor Takes Wing In 'Pigeon' Film At Venice
Replay video
Up next

Britain's Blur Claim Sixth Number One Album With 'The Magic Whip'

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

Dark Swedish Humor Takes Wing In 'Pigeon' Film At Venice

by Wochit 0:42 mins

Dark Swedish Humor Takes Wing In 'Pigeon' Film At Venice

by Wochit 0:42 mins

In Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson's offbeat film "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence", shown at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, a businessman about to shoot himself in a posh office takes a last call on his mobile phone. He says to the unidentified and unheard caller, "I'm happy to hear you're doing fine." In one of the running gags of this laconic but droll movie, the distraught man is not clearly heard and has to repeat the platitude. Andersson, one of Sweden's most successful filmmakers since Ingmar Bergman, and the creator of many often hilarious television commercials, does not do superficial or light.

Wochit

Must Watch

Other Space

  1. 27:05

    Other Space Episode 1: Into the Great Beyond...Beyond

  2. 25:20

    Other Space Episode 2: Getting to Know You

  3. 25:51

    Other Space Episode 3: The Death of A.R.T.

  4. 25:46

    Other Space Episode 4: Ted Talks

  5. 26:44

    Other Space Episode 5: Trouble's Brewing

  6. 27:02

    Other Space Episode 6: Powerless

Community

  1. 27:26

    Community Episode 1: Ladders

  2. 27:26

    Community Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

  3. 24:40

    Community Episode 3: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

  4. 30:58

    Community Episode 4: Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing

  5. 28:45

    Community Episode 5: Laws of Robotics and Party Rights

  6. 28:13

    Community Episode 6: Basic Email Security

Live Nation

  1. Martin Sexton LIVE Concert

  2. 4:47

    Jazmine Sullivan - Masterpiece (Mona Lisa) - Live from Iron City #YahooLive

  3. 6:12

    Sixx:A.M. featuring Apocalyptica - Life Is Beautiful - Live from Vic Theatre #YahooLive

  4. 4:00

    Delta Rae - Delta Rae's Powerful 'Bottom of the River' - Live from The Theatre of Living Arts