We see what the man sees; accomplices, acknowledged by his look. He tries desperately to reclaim himself as a caring, well-intentioned member of society (like you or I), but it's not enough. The film points a finger at those living with guilt, but still selfish enough to complain about the cries of the dead keeping them awake at night. In doing so, questions the apathy of those who watch, but do nothing to intercede.
I have never witnessed something quite as uncomfortable, or bold. I have never felt so moved; the bleakest dark comedy and social satire mixed with a very righteous message about humanity. But why look away? By looking away, you defeat the film, it's message, and yourself. Look on, and change.
L'étrange et fort inquiétant monde fascinant et morbide de l'étonnant et rare Roy Andersson, longtemps plus connu dans son pays pour ses nombreuses et variées réalisations publicitaires et dont les créations restent inoubliables... www.cinefiches.com
I don't quite understand it but what I love about this is the consistency of Roy Andersson on his actors acting and set design.. Its surreal but simple.. And I also like the sudden sharp blackout to shift into another scene...