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.
A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.
An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.
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 »
Elephants cannot sit down as depicted in the movie. The trick was done using a fake elephant's bottom. See more »
For anyone who has enjoyed the book, this film will be a hoot. There were changes - but there is too much in the book for a single film. So while it annoying to leap from Siberia to Paris (for example_ its understandable.
But, while it does not follow the story exactly, but it perfectly captures the atmosphere and style of the original story. The lead is perfect as Alan, and the rest of the cast fit together very neatly
Anyone who has not read the book will miss loads. Why does Benny almost qualify for various jobs, how did Herbert Einstein suddenly end up in Paris and a range of other questions are answered there. Characters, if based on just the film, lack depth, and things often happen with little real explanation.
So not perfect, but a very good attempt to film a complex story that successfully retains the humour of the original.
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