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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)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 24 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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A cranky retired man strikes up an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors. A remake of the 2015 Swedish film.

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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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Taglines:

Grumpy old men aren't born, they're made... 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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Trivia

Rolf Lassgård, the actor playing Ove, was 59 years old when the shooting of the movie begun. The same age as the character he plays. See more »

Goofs

Ove's blue suit right shoulder seam is torn when he rescues the young man from the track. When Ove hangs up the suit to air out at night, the seam is repaired. See more »

Quotes

Ove: Hey! What are you doing?
Mähät: It scratched Prince.
Ove: Throw another stone and I'll sew a doormat with your mop!
Mähät: It is a chihuahua. And the cat certainly has both rabies and plague.
Ove: Oh, yes. Clearly, you do, too, but we do not throw stones at you.
Mähät: You still think you can do whatever you want? Slimy fucking old man. I'll tell Anders.
Ove: Go ahead, tell him. If you can make someone who drives an Audi understand. Four zeros on the grill and a fifth at the wheel. If that dog pees in our area again, I'll electrify it....
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Version of A Man Called Ove See more »

Soundtracks

Var är tvålen?
Written by Povel Ramel (as Ramel) (1956)
Performed by Povel Ramel
©Pygme Musikförlag
(p) 1956
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User Reviews

 
Touching, entertaining and deep.
30 January 2016 | by GraggozSee all my reviews

This movie is about an old man that appears to be grumpy. The story gradually reveals his back-story in a masterful way to explain his behaviour that will probably change your opinion of the main character.

I can honestly say that I have never before felt such a strong connection to a character in a movie. This is an absolute masterpiece.

The directing of the movie is also great. It's easy to understand who is who and when a flashback occurs even if you have not read the book.

The greatness of the movie will be most appreciated if you understand Swedish, but even if you depend on subtitles it will still be a gem that you should not miss out on.

I am very conservative with rating movies 10/10, but this one I think truly deserves it!


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Persian

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,608, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$3,479,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,691,696
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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