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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.

Director:

Felix Herngren

Writers:

Felix Herngren (screenplay), Hans Ingemansson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gustafsson ... Allan Karlsson
Mia Skäringer ... Gunilla
Iwar Wiklander Iwar Wiklander ... Julius
David Wiberg David Wiberg ... Benny
Jens Hultén ... Gäddan
David Shackleton David Shackleton ... Herbert Einstein
Ralph Carlsson ... Chief Inspector Aronsson
Georg Nikoloff ... Popov
Alan Ford ... Pim
Simon Säppenen Simon Säppenen ... Bulten
Sven Lönn Sven Lönn ... Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro ... Caracas
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Ricky
Tumba Tumba ... Sonja the Elephant
Sonja Sonja ... Sonja the Elephant
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The movie is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson's "The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."

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

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Trivia

The song the nursing home staff sings while bringing Allan his cake is a traditional Swedish birthday song, "Ja må du leva," the lyrics of which translate in English to "May you live, may you live, may you live one hundred years! Of course you'll live, of course you'll live, of course you'll live one hundred years!" (Not included is the cheeky final verse, which states "And after you've lived one hundred years, you'll be taken away in a wheelbarrow.") See more »

Goofs

Elephants cannot sit down as depicted in the movie. The trick was done using a fake elephant's bottom. See more »

Quotes

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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Composed and Performed by Mattias Eklund
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9 February 2015 | by YarayaramanSee 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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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared See more »

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Budget:

SEK63,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$944,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,167,572
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