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
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 »
When Allan knocks the first crook over, it takes the crook about half a second to react to the blow. See more »
Not really of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if some would make that comparison. That old man also seems to have left his mark in history. And while I haven't read the book, I can tell you that the movie is funny in a weird way. Something that you might expect from something with a title like that.
The story moves along nicely with interceptions from time to time, that tell us what happened when he was younger. And also are there to show us what sort of character he is. It's tough to really threaten a man of his age. The actor playing him is much younger of course, which we can see when he plays the younger version in the flashbacks. The makeup is more than decent enough in the "now". Really nice and good, this movie is entertaining
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