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 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 »
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 »
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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