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.
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 »
In movie Ove is 59 years old, his mother died when he was 7 (character Ove 7 year). If movie time is set in 2015, his mother died in 1963. After funeral we see his father car is right hand drive, Sweden was left hand drive country until 1967.
But Swedish cars had the driver on the left, even when driving on the left. See more »
The dog must stop peeing at our place.
Don't listen to the mean old man, Prince. Anders! Did you see that? The old man tried to kill Prince.
What did you do to the dog?
That's not a dog. It looks like a winter boot with eyes.
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This movie is one of the better with Rolf Lassgård. To choose write this in English is a bit idiotic, if I choose to retain a bit from the spirit of the film. Everyone should write in Swedish!
You can tell a lot about a movie that does not take up much more than everyday events where most of the accident comes from Ove's life. Somehow Lassgård grasps the classic silence with deep melancholy traits that are often found in our northern latitudes. He uses all his (big) body language to express emotions which makes him to a brilliant actor.
Because children have a special role in the film, there is probably nothing in the world that can make a movie beautiful in itself. Lined up with grief and death the moments sometimes becomes strong. A dark wintry Thursday evening in a crowded movie theater there were many who shed tears.
There is also a clear generational perspective in the film too. The generation born in 1940th's are retiring and leaving earth on natural reasons. Of course it feels bitter. But also the world they left with their differences are a bit odd in our eyes. Who care about car brands today?
The new Swedes that blooms up with immigrants. Also the touch of our sometimes stupid and heavy mentality that smooths out cultural differences.
The beautiful hope that exists in our country.
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