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