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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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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 Centenarian 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Allan,The Swede who learned to speak Spanish English and Russian always speaks with the German Herbert Einstein in English. The fact that Allan can already speak two Germanic languages (Swedish and English in this case) would make it very easy for him to learn and speak German to converse with Herbert. 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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French Jazz
Composed by Mattias Eklund
Performed by Mattias Eklund and Peter R. Ericsson (as Peter Eriksson)
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A marvellous film of many kinds
3 September 2014 | by QroburSee all my reviews

This film follows the progress of Allan Karlsson, a simple man with a predilection for blowing things up, after he leaves his nursing home to embark on a journey that will take him wherever it takes him. Through flashbacks we see that this is a metaphor for his entire life. Karlsson has, it turns out, been with several significant figures of the 20th century and, unwittingly, has profoundly affected its course.

The film is comic, darkly comic, absurdist, farcical, a chase caper, an espionage thriller and, finally, peaceful. It is all of these things successfully in a way that Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" attempted to be, but didn't quite manage. More importantly, the characters are entirely believable despite the often fantastical story lines. It is also beautifully shot.

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." — Allen Saunders

Thoroughly recommended.


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