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A Man Called Ove (2015)

En man som heter Ove (original title)
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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.

Director:

Hannes Holm

Writers:

Hannes Holm (screenplay), Fredrik Backman (novel)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Ove
Bahar Pars ... Parvaneh
Filip Berg ... Unga Ove (young Ove)
Ida Engvoll ... Sonja
Tobias Almborg Tobias Almborg ... Patrick
Klas Wiljergård Klas Wiljergård ... Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Anita
Börje Lundberg ... Rune
Stefan Gödicke Stefan Gödicke ... Oves pappa (Ove's father)
Johan Widerberg ... Vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Brundin Anna-Lena Brundin ... Journalisten Lena (as Anna-Lena Bergelin)
Nelly Jamarani Nelly Jamarani ... Sepideh
Zozan Akgün Zozan Akgün ... Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe Viktor Baagøe ... Ove 7 år (7 year-old Ove)
Simon Edenroth Simon Edenroth ... Adrian
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Storyline

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

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Misery Hates Company. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Persian

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Ove See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,608, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,358,518, 6 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,475,694, 7 September 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Sweden for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Goofs

During the movie we get to see all popular models of Saab and Volvo. However the registration plates on some cars are too modern. One example is the light blue Volvo 142/144 that has a sign issued more than 20 years after the car was made. See more »

Quotes

Ove: One thing is certain. Whatever we do in this life, we will not live past it.
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Connections

Remade as A Man Called Ove See more »

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Din skugga stannar kvar
Written by Johnny Mandel (as Mandel), Paul Francis Webster (as Webster) and Dan Ryde (as Ryde)
Performed by Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors (as Lill Lindfors)
(c) Sony/ATV Publishing AB
(p) 1967 Universal Music Sweden AB
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Beautiful movie
26 December 2015 | by osonderSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie that I warmly can recommend. Rolf Lassgård is acting great as always. This is a movie that will make you laugh and cry. The film is based on a book. I have not read the book, but my girlfriend had. She said that the movie was very good, and the story was well told. The movie have some actors that I have never seen before, but they all act good, and is lifting Rolf's role very well. I can warmly recommend this movie. I guess the movie will fit for all adult people (from 15 to 100 years old), and the movie make you have some thoughts, when the credits roll over the film at the end. I will not write any spoils here. See it for yourselves.


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