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A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE

"An unabashed, unexpected delight." - Boston Herald

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 International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

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

Reactions

“...a breathless movie.” - John Hartl, Seattle Times 

“A smooth, methodical black comedy... Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.” - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender ‘A Man Called Ove.’” - Nick Schager, Village Voice

Awards & Festivals

  • Sweden's Official Foreign Language Submission - 89th Academy Awards®
  • Best Actor - Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award 2016
  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-Up (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards 
  • Winner - Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Winner - Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival 

  • Opening Night Selection - Minneapolis St. Paul 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
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: PG-13

Theaters

Highland Park
Illinois
9/30/16
Palm Desert
California
10/14/16
Frontenac
Missouri
10/14/16
Edina
Minnesota
10/14/16
Portland
Oregon
10/14/16
Hartford
Connecticut
10/14/16
Cincinnati
Ohio
10/21/16
Wilmette
Illinois
10/21/16
Corvallis
Oregon
10/21/16
Denver
Colorado
10/21/16
Salt Lake City
Utah
10/21/16
Eugene
Oregon
10/28/16
Grass Valley
California
10/28/16
Encinitas
California
10/28/16
Bend
Oregon
10/28/16
Glen Ellyn
Illinois
10/28/16
Fairfax
Virginia
10/28/16
Knoxville
Tennessee
10/28/16
Boca Raton
Florida
10/28/16
Hudson
New York
11/3/16
Lake Worth
Florida
11/4/16
Naples
Florida
11/4/16
Santa Fe
New Mexico
11/4/16
Salem
Oregon
11/4/16
New Haven
Connecticut
11/4/16
Albuquerque
New Mexico
11/11/16
Vancouver
Washington
11/11/16
Lake Oswego
Oregon
11/11/16
Salem
Massachusetts
11/18/16
Berkeley
California
11/18/16
Scottsdale
Arizona
11/23/16
Greensboro
North Carolina
11/23/16
Juneau
Alaska
12/1/16
West Newton
Massachusetts
12/2/16
Grand Rapids
Michigan
12/2/16
Silver Spring
Maryland
12/2/16
Normal
Illinois
12/2/16
Tamarac
Florida
12/2/16
Spokane
Washington
12/2/16
Aberdeen
South Dakota
12/2/16
Seattle
Washington
12/2/16
Charlottesville
Virginia
12/2/16
Bonita Springs
Florida
12/2/16
Carbondale
Colorado
12/3/16
Langley
Washington
12/6/16
Portland
Oregon
12/9/16
Hilton Head
South Carolina
12/9/16
Des Moines
Iowa
12/9/16
South Burlington
Vermont
12/9/16
Seattle
Washington
12/9/16
Larkspur
California
12/9/16
San Francisco
California
12/9/16
Hanover
New Hampshire
12/9/16
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
12/9/16
Rochester
New York
12/9/16
Bloomington
Indiana
12/9/16
Hollywood
Florida
12/9/16
Cranford
New Jersey
12/9/16
Columbus
Georgia
12/9/16
Huntsville
Alabama
12/9/16
Mesilla
New Mexico
12/9/16
New Orleans
Louisiana
12/9/16
St. Johnsbury
Vermont
12/9/16
Sarasota
Florida
12/9/16
Rosendale
New York
12/9/16
Lancaster
Pennsylvania
12/9/16
Tallahassee
Florida
12/9/16
Portland
Oregon
12/9/16
Suttons Bay
Michigan
12/11/16
Montrose
Colorado
12/11/16
New York
New York
12/14/16
Newburyport
Massachusetts
12/16/16
Reading
Pennsylvania
12/16/16
Ottawa
Canada/Ontario
12/16/16
Amarillo
Texas
12/16/16
Billings
Montana
12/16/16
Waterloo
Canada/Ontario
12/16/16
Detroit
Michigan
12/16/16
Port Orchard
Washington
12/16/16
Omaha
Nebraska
12/16/16
Vancouver
Canada/British Columbia
12/16/16
Mt. Vernon
Washington
12/17/16
Plymouth
New Hampshire
12/18/16
Guelph
Canada/Ontario
12/29/16
Tulsa
Oklahoma
12/30/16
Oak Park
Illinois
1/3/17
Cornelius
North Carolina
1/6/17
Jefferson City
Missouri
1/6/17
Macon
Georgia
1/8/17
Ojai
California
1/8/17
Woodstock
Illinois
1/9/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Sweden's Official Foreign Language Submission - 89th Academy Awards®
  • Best Actor - Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award 2016
  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-Up (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards 
  • Winner - Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Winner - Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival 

  • Opening Night Selection - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016
 
 

Reactions

“...a breathless movie.” - John Hartl, Seattle Times 

“A smooth, methodical black comedy... Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.” - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender ‘A Man Called Ove.’” - Nick Schager, Village Voice

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