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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (original title)
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After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director:

Felix Herngren

Writers:

Felix Herngren (screenplay), Hans Ingemansson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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The movie is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson's "The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gustafsson ... Allan Karlsson
Mia Skäringer ... Gunilla
Iwar Wiklander Iwar Wiklander ... Julius
David Wiberg David Wiberg ... Benny
Jens Hultén ... Gäddan
David Shackleton David Shackleton ... Herbert Einstein
Ralph Carlsson ... Chief Inspector Aronsson
Georg Nikoloff ... Popov
Alan Ford ... Pim
Simon Säppenen Simon Säppenen ... Bulten
Sven Lönn Sven Lönn ... Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro Bianca Cruzeiro ... Caracas
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Ricky
Tumba Tumba ... Sonja the Elephant
Sonja Sonja ... Sonja the Elephant
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Storyline

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again. Written by NICE FLX

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Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Russia | UK | France | Spain | Germany

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Swedish | German | English | Spanish | French | Russian

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared See more »

Filming Locations:

Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK63,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$944,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,130,193
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Wilhelm scream can be heard when Allan arrives at the Soviet gulag, as a guard shoots a prisoner. See more »

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The elephant used in Bali is different one since the one in Bali has an orange mark on the right side of its body. The elephant in Bali is also smaller. See more »

Quotes

Allan Karlsson: If you want to kill me, you'd better hurry, because I'm 100 years old.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Composed and Performed by Mattias Eklund
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Read the book first to really enjoy the film
20 June 2015 | by johnbirch-2See all my reviews

For anyone who has enjoyed the book, this film will be a hoot. There were changes - but there is too much in the book for a single film. So while it annoying to leap from Siberia to Paris (for example_ its understandable.

But, while it does not follow the story exactly, but it perfectly captures the atmosphere and style of the original story. The lead is perfect as Alan, and the rest of the cast fit together very neatly

Anyone who has not read the book will miss loads. Why does Benny almost qualify for various jobs, how did Herbert Einstein suddenly end up in Paris and a range of other questions are answered there. Characters, if based on just the film, lack depth, and things often happen with little real explanation.

So not perfect, but a very good attempt to film a complex story that successfully retains the humour of the original.


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