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59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.
Rolf Lassgård, the actor playing Ove, was 59 years old when the shooting of the movie begun. The same age as the character he plays. See more »
In movie Ove is 59 years old, his mother died when he was 7 (character Ove 7 year). If movie time is set in 2015, his mother died in 1963. After funeral we see his father car is right hand drive, Sweden was left hand drive country until 1967.
But Swedish cars had the driver on the left, even when driving on the left. See more »
This movie is about an old man that appears to be grumpy. The story gradually reveals his back-story in a masterful way to explain his behaviour that will probably change your opinion of the main character.
I can honestly say that I have never before felt such a strong connection to a character in a movie. This is an absolute masterpiece.
The directing of the movie is also great. It's easy to understand who is who and when a flashback occurs even if you have not read the book.
The greatness of the movie will be most appreciated if you understand Swedish, but even if you depend on subtitles it will still be a gem that you should not miss out on.
I am very conservative with rating movies 10/10, but this one I think truly deserves it!
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