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100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, The

The 100-Year-Old Man

"A start-to-finish rocket-speed riot!" - Minneapolis Star Tribune

100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, The

About the Film

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.  After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home.  Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.  Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.
Director: Felix Herngren

Reactions

“Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining. Another quality release from Music Box Films, which boasts a blemish-free record in finding and dispensing world cinema with a pedigree.” - John Anderson, Newsday

“Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” Peter Debruge, Variety

“An explosive comedy...A hoot and a half.” - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Critcs’ Pick! - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“A start-to-finish rocket-speed riot.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A quirky comic odyssey with a winningly off-kilter sense of humor.” - Charles Bramesco, The Dissolve

“Savagely amusing...delightfully absurd. It dazzles with the sweep of history.” - Kurt Halfyard, Twitch

“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“The humor of this film is delivered with such deadpan panache that it’s irresistible…has a good eye for the madcap, and maintains a constant breezy mood.” - Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Audience Award - Chicago International Film Festival 2014
  • Winner - Audience Award - 2015 Flordia Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Favorite - World Cinema Indie Silver Award - Mill Valley Film Festival


Cast & Crew

Cast

Allan Karlsson: Robert Gustafsson
Julius Johnson: Iwar Wiklander
Benny: David Wiberg
Gunilla: Mia Skäringer
Gäddan: Jens Hultén
Pim: Alan Ford

Crew

Director: Felix Herngren
Screenplay: Felix Herngren & Hans Ingemansson, Jonas Jonasson (Novel)
Producers: Malte Forssell, Felix Herngre, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Patrick Nebout
Director of Photography: Göran Hallberg
Editing: Henrik Källberg
Costume Designer: Madeleine Kihlbom Thor
Make-up Artists: Eva Von Bahr & Love Larson
Music: Matti Bye

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: Sweden
Languages: English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian
Running Time: 1h 54m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating: R

Theaters

Los Angeles
California
5/8/15
Atlanta
Georgia
5/8/15
Highland Park
Illinois
5/8/15
Chicago
Illinois
5/8/15
Scottsdale
Arizona
5/8/15
New York
New York
5/8/15
Pasadena
California
5/8/15
Encino
California
5/8/15
Bronxville
New York
5/15/15
Asheville
North Carolina
5/15/15
Skillman
New Jersey
5/15/15
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
5/15/15
Tucson
Arizona
5/15/15
Atlanta
Georgia
5/15/15
Kew Gardens
New York
5/15/15
Montclair
New Jersey
5/15/15
Malverne
New York
5/15/15
White Plains
New York
5/15/15
Manhasset
New York
5/15/15
Atlanta
Georgia
5/15/15
San Rafael
California
5/15/15
Berkeley
California
5/15/15
San Jose
California
5/15/15
San Francisco
California
5/15/15
Orinda
California
5/15/15
Minneapolis
Minnesota
5/15/15
Bonita Springs
Florida
5/22/15
Houston
Texas
5/22/15
Overland Park
Kansas
5/22/15
Sarasota
Florida
5/22/15
Naples
Florida
5/22/15
Miami
Florida
5/22/15
San Diego
California
5/22/15
Lake Worth
Florida
5/22/15
Kansas City
Missouri
5/22/15
San Jose
California
5/22/15
Santa Rosa
California
5/22/15
Key West
Florida
5/22/15
Boca Raton
Florida
5/22/15
Modesto
California
5/22/15
Durham
North Carolina
5/22/15
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
5/22/15
Raleigh
North Carolina
5/22/15
Orlando
Florida
5/22/15
Miami
Florida
5/22/15
Charleston
South Carolina
5/29/15
Hartford
Connecticut
5/29/15
Plymouth
Massachusetts
5/29/15
Woodstock
Vermont
5/29/15
Monterey
California
5/29/15
Portland
Oregon
5/29/15
Albuquerque
New Mexico
5/29/15
Lake Worth
Florida
5/29/15
Camas
Washington
6/5/15
Bloomington
Indiana
6/5/15
Montgomery
Alabama
6/12/15
Carlisle
Pennsylvania
6/12/15
Pleasantville
New York
6/12/15
Albany
New York
6/12/15
Lancaster
Pennsylvania
6/12/15
Raleigh
North Carolina
6/12/15
San Jose
California
6/12/15
Concord
New Hampshire
6/12/15
Bloomfield
Michigan
6/12/15
Washington D.C.
Virginia
6/12/15
Bellingham
Washington
6/12/15
Peoria
Illinois
6/12/15
Shreveport
Louisiana
6/12/15
Chalmette
Louisiana
6/12/15
Tulsa
Oklahoma
6/12/15
Salina
Kansas
6/19/15
Roanoke
Virginia
6/19/15
Langley
Washington
6/19/15
Utica
New York
6/19/15
Southern Pines
North Carolina
6/19/15
Lawrence
Kansas
6/19/15
Athens
Ohio
6/19/15
Cincinnati
Ohio
6/19/15
Des Moines
Iowa
6/19/15
West Newton
Massachusetts
6/26/15
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
6/26/15
Charlotte
North Carolina
6/26/15
Knoxville
Tennessee
6/26/15
Rockland
Maine
6/27/15
Olympia
Washington
6/28/15
Tacoma
Washington
7/3/15
Amherst
Massachusetts
7/3/15
Salem
Oregon
7/3/15
Wilmington
North Carolina
7/6/15
Chicago
Illinois
7/10/15
Salt Lake City
Utah
7/10/15
Birmingham
Alabama
7/10/15
Newburyport
Massachusetts
7/10/15
Hanover
New Hampshire
7/11/15
Ann Arbor
Michigan
7/13/15
Bar Harbor
Maine
7/14/15
Winchester
Virginia
7/15/15
Denver
Colorado
7/17/15
Hunter
New York
7/17/15
Rockland
Maine
7/17/15
Burien
Washington
7/24/15
Lowell
Massachusetts
7/24/15
Lambertville
New Jersey
7/24/15
Anchorage
Alaska
7/25/15
Pittsfield
Massachusetts
7/25/15
Newport
Oregon
7/26/15
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
7/31/15
Lake Park
Florida
7/31/15
Nashville
Tennessee
7/31/15
Gloucester
Massachusetts
7/31/15
Bradenton
Florida
8/1/15
Tacoma
Washington
8/4/15
Normal
Illinois
8/7/15
Wilmington
North Carolina
8/13/15
Tallahassee
Florida
8/14/15
Boulder
Colorado
8/20/15
Oak Park
Illinois
9/1/15
Elmhurst
Illinois
9/9/15
Macon
Georgia
9/13/15

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Audience Award - Chicago International Film Festival 2014
  • Winner - Audience Award - 2015 Flordia Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Favorite - World Cinema Indie Silver Award - Mill Valley Film Festival


Reactions

“Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining. Another quality release from Music Box Films, which boasts a blemish-free record in finding and dispensing world cinema with a pedigree.” - John Anderson, Newsday

“Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” Peter Debruge, Variety

“An explosive comedy...A hoot and a half.” - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Critcs’ Pick! - Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“A start-to-finish rocket-speed riot.” - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A quirky comic odyssey with a winningly off-kilter sense of humor.” - Charles Bramesco, The Dissolve

“Savagely amusing...delightfully absurd. It dazzles with the sweep of history.” - Kurt Halfyard, Twitch

“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“The humor of this film is delivered with such deadpan panache that it’s irresistible…has a good eye for the madcap, and maintains a constant breezy mood.” - Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily

Detailed Film Info

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.  After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home.  Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.  Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

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