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. After a casting, Magic was selected due to his adherence, curiousness and never could be startled away. Orlando was a stand-in used for the scenes when required to stay put or be carried for long periods of time. Both cats were born in Poland. See more »
To emphasize a Spanish holiday atmosphere music by Demis Roussos can be heard. Demis Roussos is a Greek singer and his music would be more suitable to create a Greek holiday atmosphere. See more »
Did you think she would disappear just because you close the garage? You're a fool!
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This movie is about an old man that appears to be grumpy. The story gradually reveals his back-story in a masterful way to explain his behaviour that will probably change your opinion of the main character.
I can honestly say that I have never before felt such a strong connection to a character in a movie. This is an absolute masterpiece.
The directing of the movie is also great. It's easy to understand who is who and when a flashback occurs even if you have not read the book.
The greatness of the movie will be most appreciated if you understand Swedish, but even if you depend on subtitles it will still be a gem that you should not miss out on.
I am very conservative with rating movies 10/10, but this one I think truly deserves it!
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