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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (original title)
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After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

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Mia Skäringer ...
Gunilla
Iwar Wiklander ...
Julius
David Wiberg ...
Benny
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Gäddan
David Shackleton ...
Herbert Einstein
Ralph Carlsson ...
Chief Inspector Aronsson
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Pim
Simon Säppenen ...
Bulten
Sven Lönn ...
Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro ...
Caracas
Gustav Deinoff ...
Ricky
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Tumba ...
Sonja the Elephant
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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again. Written by NICE FLX

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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8 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Budget:

SEK 63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,524 (USA) (8 May 2015)

Gross:

$937,103 (USA) (28 August 2015)
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Trivia

The shot in Bali is really done in Bali, Indonesia. The tag number on the trucks and cars begin with DK and followed by numbers and two letters. The DK tag number is for vehicle in Bali although one may find vehicles with that tag number in the neighboring island, Lombok, which shares the same culture as Bali. But since Lombok has no zoo, while Bali has, so the elephant used in Bali scene must be from the Taman Safari Zoo in Bali and so the shots took place in Bali. See more »

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When Alan is part of the skyscraper construction crew in New York, his workmate was highly unlikely to know even of the mere existence of the Manhattan Project, let alone know what its real purpose was. See more »

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Allan Karlsson: If you want to kill me, you'd better hurry, because I'm 100 years old.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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9 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rarely is a film this engaging, entertaining and unpredictable, in any language! The story, present and past, of Allan Karlsson grabs you from the start. It reminded me of Peter Sellers performance in Being There. In fact, all the performances worked, from the care home workers, dim-witted bikers, bored detective and world leaders.

I had no idea what to expect, only that it was Sweden's third biggest film after the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Girl that played with fire (also both excellent films, in very different ways).

I really should rate it a 10, as there is nothing to criticise about the film, except to say that it is clearly not The Godfather, nor intended to be. However, for what it is, it is brilliant.

If you like to be surprised and entertained, I cannot really think of anyone that wouldn't enjoy watching this. Find it. Watch it. Enjoy!


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