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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 & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Bianca Cruzeiro ... Caracas
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Ricky
Tumba Tumba ... Sonja the Elephant
Sonja Sonja ... Sonja the Elephant
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Storyline

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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Det är som det är och det blir som det blir. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Sweden | Russia | UK | France | Spain | Germany

Language:

Swedish | German | English | Spanish | French | Russian

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared See more »

Filming Locations:

Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,524, 8 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,083,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,269,762
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The lead actor Robert Gustafsson estimated that he had spent a full three weeks non-stop in makeup after principal photography had wrapped. Some days, makeup had to start applying prosthetics at 2 a.m. See more »

Goofs

In Allan's voiceover, while telling about the Russian doll Allan's father brought him once to his birthday he is calling it "Babushka". The Russian name of these dolls is "Matrjoshka", but in Scandinavia they are often called "Babushka" (Russian for Grandmother). (In the English subtitled version, in which the voice overs are dubbed into spoken English by a different actor, this is corrected to "matrjoshka.") 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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The Catalan Way
Composed and Performed by Mattias Eklund
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Read the book first to really enjoy the film
20 June 2015 | by johnbirch-2See all my reviews

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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