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Rolf Lassgard as Ove in the Swedish dark comedy A Man Called Ove. Photo courtesy of Music Box Films ©

In the Swedish dark comedy A Man Called Ove, director/scriptwriter Hannes Holm takes us on a roller-coaster trip through the life of old curmudgeon. Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is the kind of guy every neighborhood seems to have, the obsessively neat, angry rule-enforcer who checks up on things and sees that everyone follows the rules – all of them.

Ove cracks down on his neighbors during his daily rounds to check up on things, a habit left over from when he was the chair of the neighborhood committee. But Ove definitely is not a friendly neighbor. Basically, this crabby widower just wants to be left alone. Recently widowed, he visits his late wife Sonja’s (Ida Engvoll) grave every day, to bring flowers and complain. Suddenly without a job at age 59, he decides to join her. »

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