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En man som heter Ove (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ove
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Parvaneh
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Ida Engvoll ...
Sonja
Tobias Almborg ...
Patrick
Klas Wiljergård ...
Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson ...
Anita
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Rune
Stefan Gödicke ...
Oves pappa (Ove's father)
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Vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Brundin ...
Journalisten Lena (as Anna-Lena Bergelin)
Nelly Jamarani ...
Sepideh
Zozan Akgün ...
Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe ...
Simon Edenroth ...
Adrian
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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.

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Misery Hates Company.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Homem Chamado Ove  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,608 (USA) (30 September 2016)

Gross:

$3,358,518 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

Official submission of Sweden for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Goofs

During the movie we get to see all popular models of Saab and Volvo. However the registration plates on some cars are too modern. One example is the light blue Volvo 142/144 that has a sign issued more than 20 years after the car was made. See more »

Quotes

Ove: Hey! What are you doing?
Mähät: It scratched Prince.
Ove: Throw another stone and I'll sew a doormat with your mop!
Mähät: It is a chihuahua. And the cat certainly has both rabies and plague.
Ove: Oh, yes. Clearly, you do too. But we do not throw stones at you.
Mähät: You still think you can do whatever you want? Slimy fucking old man. I'll tell Anders.
Ove: Go ahead, tell him. If you can make someone who drives an Audi understand. Four zeros on the grill and a fifth at the wheel. If that dog pees in our area again, I'll ...
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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Forever and Ever
By Stelios Vlavianos, Sarkis Kouyoumdjian
Performed by Demis Roussos
© Music Sales AS
(p) 1978 Universal Music Sweden AB
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Even the grumpy have a soft side
21 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sweden has chosen "En man som hater Ove" (A Man Called Ove) - English Subtitled, based on the Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel (I really need to start reading more) as their official Oscar Foreign Language entry. Ove (Rolf Lassagard - already a Seattle and Guldbagge Festival Best Actor winner for "Ove) is a grumpy old man who has lost his title of property manager to an old friend and his wife to an accident. Taking his misfortunes out on anyone and anything that gets in his way, neighbors and friends do their best to stay clear of his presence. Enter a young mixed race couple Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and Patrik (Tobias Almbord) and their two young girls, who move across from Ove and painstakingly force him out of his doom and gloom existence. With a running time of almost 2 hours, the film tends to go on as it unravels Ove's hidden backstory. Luckily, director Hannes Holms and writer Backman have provided a unique environment to marvel at, and a cast of quirky lovable characters (especially Bahar Pars) to sustain one's interest. Foreign films are great, for many reason, a few of which are that we are introduced to unfamiliar actors and locations.


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