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