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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®
  • Winner - Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards
  • Winner - Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award
  • 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 - 2016 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

 
 

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 (Thematic Content, Some Disturbing Images, and Language)

Theaters

Boca Raton
Florida
10/28/16
Greensboro
North Carolina
11/23/16
Spokane
Washington
12/2/16
Hilton Head
South Carolina
12/9/16
Boise
Idaho
1/6/17
Jefferson City
Missouri
1/6/17
San Juan
Puerto Rico
1/6/17
Pensacola
Florida
1/6/17
St. Augustine
Florida
1/6/17
Springdfield
Illinois
1/15/17
Millbank
South Dakota
1/20/17
Breckenridge
Colorado
1/20/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
1/20/17
Georgetown
South Carolina
1/20/17
Okemos
Michigan
1/20/17
Tulsa
Oklahoma
1/20/17
Montgomery
Alabama
1/27/17
Paonia
Colorado
2/3/17
Bethesda
Maryland
2/12/17
Tunkhannock
Pennsylvania
2/17/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Sweden's Official Foreign Language Submission - 89th Academy Awards®
  • Winner - Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards
  • Winner - Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award
  • 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 - 2016 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

 
 

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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