7.7/10
47,224
100 user 153 critic

A Man Called Ove (2015)

En man som heter Ove (original title)
Trailer
1:52 | Trailer
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)
Reviews
Popularity
4,316 ( 86)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two different Ragdoll cats, Magic and Orlando, were used in the movie. During casting, Magic was selected due to his adherence, curiousness and because he could never be startled away. Orlando was a stand-in used for the scenes when the cat was required to stay put or to be carried for long periods of time. Both cats were born in Poland. See more »

Goofs

It is very obvious that two cats were used to play the one in this film. One is very white and the other has a great deal of tan in their coat. See more »

Quotes

Ove: I thought, I should pay back the money.
Sonja: Wouldn't it be nicer if you invite me to dinner?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 2 July 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de lune
Composed by Claude Debussy (published in 1905)
© Universal Music Production Music AB
See more »

User Reviews

 
One of the best Swedish movie
18 August 2016 | by johanna-ewardsSee all my reviews

I was so surprised after I watched this movie, it really touched me!! I had no expectations but this is one of the best Swedish movie I have seen! A nice mix of both comedy, tragedy and love. And brilliant acting mainly from the head character Ove that is played by Rolf Lassgård.

The set up and the storytelling is a bit similar to the Swedish movie "the hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared". So if you like that type of movie you probably will like this one as well.

I strongly recommend this movie to everyone! It is a funny but still important movie that makes your heart warm.


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 100 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Persian

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Ove See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,608, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$3,479,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,691,696
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed