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A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE

"A heartwarming tale..." - Variety

A Man Called Ove

About the Film

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. 

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

Director: Hannes Holm
Release Date: 09/30/16

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-Up (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr) - Guldbagge Awards 2016
  • Opening Night Selection - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016
  • Closing Night Selection - Stony Brook Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Seattle International Film Festival 2016
 
 

Cast & Crew

Cast

Ove: Rolf Lassgård
Young Ove: 
Filip Berg
Sonja: 
Ida Engvoll
Parvaneh: 
Bahar Pars
Patrick: 
Tobias Almborg
Jimmy:
Klas Wiljergard
Anita: 
Chatarina Larsson
Rune: 
Borje Lundberg

Crew

Director: Hannes Holm
Screenplay: 
Hannes Holm
Producers: 
Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikstrom Nicastro
Executive Producers: 
Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, Michael Hjort
Director of Photography: 
Goran Hallberg
Film Editor:
 Fredrik Morheden
Make-up: 
Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson

Technical Info

Production Year: 2015
Release Date: 09/30/16
Countries of Production: Sweden
Languages: Swedish
Running Time: 1h 56m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Color
Rating: PG-13

Theaters

Highland Park
Illinois
9/30/16
Seattle
Washington
9/30/16
Minneapolis
Minnesota
9/30/16
Chicago
Illinois
9/30/16
Seattle
Washington
9/30/16
Los Angeles
California
9/30/16
New York
New York
9/30/16
New York
New York
9/30/16
Pleasantville
New York
10/7/16
Pasadena
California
10/7/16
Encino
California
10/7/16
Westlake Village
California
10/7/16
Detroit
Michigan
10/7/16
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
10/7/16
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
10/7/16
Laguna Niguel
California
10/7/16
Irvine
California
10/7/16
Houston
Texas
10/7/16
Albany
New York
10/14/16
Claremont
California
10/14/16
Camarillo
California
10/14/16
Kansas City
Missouri
10/14/16
Atlanta
Georgia
10/14/16
Madison
Wisconsin
10/14/16
Atlanta
Georgia
10/14/16
Rochester
New York
10/14/16
Bethel
Connecticut
10/14/16
Baltimore
Maryland
10/14/16
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
10/14/16
Skillman
New Jersey
10/14/16
Kew Gardens
New York
10/14/16
Scottsdale
Arizona
10/14/16
Cambridge
Massachusetts
10/14/16
Albany
California
10/14/16
San Francisco
California
10/14/16
Frontenac
Missouri
10/14/16
Campbell
California
10/14/16
Portland
Oregon
10/14/16
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
10/14/16
Scottsdale
Arizona
10/14/16
Santa Barbara
California
10/14/16
Palm Desert
California
10/14/16
Bloomington
Indiana
10/16/16
San Rafael
California
10/17/16
Denver
Colorado
10/21/16
San Diego
California
10/21/16
Danvers
Massachusetts
10/21/16
Portland
Maine
10/21/16
Sarasota
Florida
10/21/16
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
10/21/16
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
10/21/16
Columbus
Ohio
10/21/16
Brookline
Massachusetts
10/21/16
Tucson
Arizona
10/21/16
Santa Cruz
California
10/21/16
Buffalo
New York
10/21/16
West Newton
Massachusetts
10/21/16
Santa Rosa
California
10/21/16
Williamsville
New York
10/21/16
Salt Lake City
Utah
10/21/16
Bloomington
Indiana
10/28/16
Dedham
Massachusetts
10/28/16
Monterey
California
10/28/16
Fort Worth
Texas
10/28/16
Knoxville
Tennessee
10/28/16
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
10/28/16
Waterville
Maine
10/28/16
Eugene
Oregon
10/28/16
Amherst
Massachusetts
10/28/16
South Miami
Florida
10/28/16
Lake Worth
Florida
10/28/16
Delray Beach
Florida
10/28/16
Boca Raton
Florida
10/28/16
Miami
Florida
10/28/16
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
10/28/16
Honolulu
Hawaii
10/28/16
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
11/4/16
East Stroudsburg
Pennsylvania
11/4/16
Albuquerque
New Mexico
11/4/16
Sedona
Arizona
11/11/16

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-Up (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr) - Guldbagge Awards 2016
  • Opening Night Selection - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016
  • Closing Night Selection - Stony Brook Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection - Seattle International Film Festival 2016
 
 
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