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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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Dynamite expert Allan Karlsson's life, and the unlikely events following his escape from the old folk's home on his 100th birthday.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gustafsson ...
Iwar Wiklander ...
Julius
David Wiberg ...
Benny
Mia Skäringer ...
Gunilla
Jens Hultén ...
Gäddan
Bianca Cruzeiro ...
Caracas
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Pim
Sven Lönn ...
Hinken
David Shackleton ...
Herbert Einstein
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Popov
Simon Säppenen ...
Bulten
Manuel Dubra ...
Esteban
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CIA Ryan Hutton
Kerry Shale ...
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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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Adventure | Comedy

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25 December 2013 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 63,000,000 (estimated)
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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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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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A marvellous film of many kinds
3 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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