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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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Gunilla
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David Wiberg ...
Benny
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Gäddan
David Shackleton ...
Ralph Carlsson ...
Chief Inspector Aronsson
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Popov
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Pim
Simon Säppenen ...
Bulten
Sven Lönn ...
Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro ...
Caracas
Gustav Deinoff ...
Ricky
Tumba ...
Sonja the Elephant
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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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Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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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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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared  »

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SEK 63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,524, 8 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,083,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,269,762
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The Wilhelm scream can be heard when Allan arrives at the Soviet gulag, as a guard shoots a prisoner. See more »

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When Allan, Julius, and Benny leave the filling station, the door to the gasoline tank is open. After they stop, argue, and finally pull away, the door is now closed. 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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Don Salvatore
Composed and Performed by Mattias Eklund
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A marvellous film of many kinds
3 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film follows the progress of Allan Karlsson, a simple man with a predilection for blowing things up, after he leaves his nursing home to embark on a journey that will take him wherever it takes him. Through flashbacks we see that this is a metaphor for his entire life. Karlsson has, it turns out, been with several significant figures of the 20th century and, unwittingly, has profoundly affected its course.

The film is comic, darkly comic, absurdist, farcical, a chase caper, an espionage thriller and, finally, peaceful. It is all of these things successfully in a way that Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" attempted to be, but didn't quite manage. More importantly, the characters are entirely believable despite the often fantastical story lines. It is also beautifully shot.

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." — Allen Saunders

Thoroughly recommended.


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