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En man som heter Ove (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2016 (USA)
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Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ove
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Parvaneh
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Unga Ove (young Ove)
Ida Engvoll ...
Sonja
Tobias Almborg ...
Patrick
Klas Wiljergård ...
Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson ...
Anita
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Rune
Stefan Gödicke ...
Oves pappa (Ove's father)
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Vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Brundin ...
Journalisten Lena (as Anna-Lena Bergelin)
Nelly Jamarani ...
Sepideh
Zozan Akgün ...
Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe ...
Simon Edenroth ...
Adrian
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Misery Hates Company.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Ove  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,608 (USA) (30 September 2016)

Gross:

$3,358,518 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the movie we get to see all popular models of Saab and Volvo. However the registration plates on some cars are too modern. One example is the light blue Volvo 142/144 that has a sign issued more than 20 years after the car was made. See more »

Quotes

Ove: One thing is certain though: Whatever we do in this life, no one gets out of it alive.
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Soundtracks

Always On My Mind
Composed by Francis Zambon (as Mark James), Wayne Carson Thompson (as Wayne Thompson) and Johnny Christopher
Lyrics by Francis Zambon (as Mark James), Wayne Carson Thompson (as Wayne Thompson) and Johnny Christopher
Performed by Willie Nelson
©Sony/ATV Publishing AB / Misty Music AB
(p) 1972 Sony Music Sweden AB
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Touching, entertaining and deep.
30 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

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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