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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)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gustafsson ... Allan Karlsson
Mia Skäringer ... Gunilla
Iwar Wiklander Iwar Wiklander ... Julius
David Wiberg David Wiberg ... Benny Ljungberg
Jens Hultén ... Gäddan
David Shackleton David Shackleton ... Herbert Einstein
Ralph Carlsson ... Chief Inspector Göran Aronsson
Georg Nikoloff ... Iouli Popov
Alan Ford ... Pim
Simon Säppenen Simon Säppenen ... Bulten
Sven Lönn Sven Lönn ... Hans Claesson aka Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro ... Caracas
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Ricky Claesson
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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Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The shot in Bali is done in Thailand. Although it shows the cars using Bali's license plate, in the closing credit where they list each crew team for each location like "Sweden team" and "Croatia team", there isn't "Bali team", but instead "Thailand team". 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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Soundtracks

Ja må hon leva
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
(Traditional Swedish Birthday song)
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Hilarious
10 October 2014 | by carlinafoxSee all my reviews

This movie is extremely funny. From the moment the old man crawls out of the window until the very end of the movie, it is a stitch. It is fast paced and all the characters are well drawn and fleshed out, even characters that only appear near the end of the movie. I was reminded of Peter Seller's movie "Being There" and, yes, there was a bit of "Forrest Gump" in it. I did not object to the "violent" deaths that some of the characters experienced because they were so over the top that they could not be taken seriously and the audience apparently agreed with me since everyone was howling with laughter. We saw the movie at the Chicago Film Festival and it was one of the few times I have attended a film festival when the entire audience stood up and clapped at the end of the movie.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK63,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$944,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,167,572
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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