100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

This comedy is a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot. Four out of four stars.

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

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, blockbuster comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and is the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

Winner! Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - Audience Award
Winner! Durban International Film Festival 2014 - Audience Award

“Wildly whimsical.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer (UK)

“Very entertaining.” - Tim Robey, The Telegraph (UK)

“An absurdist escapade.” - Angie Errigo, Empire (UK)

“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“The humor of this film is delivered with such deadpan panache that it’s irresistible…has a good eye for the madcap, and maintains a constant breezy mood.” - Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily
R
Genre
Adventure, Comedy
Runtime
115
Language
Swedish, German, English, Spanish, French, Russian
Director
Felix Herngren
Cast
Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén, Alan Ford
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