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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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Sound Mix:

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

When young Ove is on the train track the train approaches behind him. The train isn't blowing its horn to warn the child. The engineer would have made sure the danger was given proper warning. The same issue when the train is passing by the other trains when Ove's father receives the paper with Ove's school grades. The engineer would have blown the horn mightily. See more »

Quotes

Parvaneh: I just thought of something.
Ove: Stop bragging.
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Featured in The Oscars (2017) 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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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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