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.
“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.”
“Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.”
“An explosive comedy...A hoot and a half.”
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
“A start-to-finish rocket-speed riot.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A quirky comic odyssey with a winningly off-kilter sense of humor.”
“Savagely amusing...delightfully absurd. It dazzles with the sweep of history.”
“An absurdist comic fable about an ordinary man who keeps stumbling into extraordinary circumstances.”
“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.”
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
The Making of The 100 Year-Old Man
Interview with Robert Gustafsson
Interview with Felix Herngren
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