Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared)
Director: Felix Herngren
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén, Bianca Cruzeiro, Alan Ford, Sven Lönn, David Shackleton, Georg Nikoloff, Kerry Shale, Algirdas Paulavicius, Koldo Losada
On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson walks away from the retirement home. On his eventful journey, he stumbles on a suitcase full of dirty money and draws a group of misfits around him. He also recounts his earlier life as an explosives expert who had encounters with Franco, Truman, and Stalin, among others. This darkly comic and insanely popular Swedish farce is all over the place. The present day story is built around broad characterisation and a series of preposterous coincidences. The Forrest Gump-flavoured flashbacks feel forced and don’t seem to add anything but length. Even if the film is a disappointment, Robert Gustafsson plays Allan convincingly from age 20 to 100. Based on a 2009 novel by Jonas Jonasson.