The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

Blu-ray Disc - 2015 | Swedish
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When Allan lands in a nursing home, he refuses to celebrate his 100th birthday and instead escapes out a window to embark on a journey that involves a suitcase of cash and a gang of criminals. Flashbacks reveal that Allan played a key role in 20th century history when he was pals with U.S. presidents and Russian tyrants.
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films, 2015.
Branch Call Number: FIC One
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray DVD (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 11, 2018

I haven't read this book but this was a hilarious movie. Yes, it is in Swedish and you have to read subtitles. It's quirky and funny and was a joy to watch.

Apr 28, 2018

A European Forrest Gump tale where the old man had been an accidental influence in World history. I found it very enjoyable.

May 11, 2017

Great story but vulgar language and disturbing scenes (watch a vasectomy). Disappointing after such a good book.

Mar 29, 2017

Fun and uplifting--some dark humor though.

Oct 19, 2016

Surprisingly true to the book, which was also excellent.

Jul 07, 2016

I loved this movie so much that when I was telling a friend about it I couldn't remember if it was subtitled or not. Even without words, it's so funny, madcap, campy, silly and what have you. If this doesn't give you a laugh, you may need to see a professional!

Mar 29, 2016

I wasn't sure I'd like this but I giggled throughout. The main character is so simplistic he makes you forget the story seems far-fetched. There were spots that were so funny I almost fell off my seat! While my ex-husband likes to say,"I don't want to read my movies," I disagree. The translations are worth it! It includes some English as well.

Feb 09, 2016

English narration, character dialog in Swedish with English captioning. Unusual characters & storyline with lots of humor. Reminds me a lot of Elmore Leonard,s more humorous plots. No good guys here, all the characters have their flaws, but it's hard not to like them. Put in the effort to read the dialog; it'll pay off.

real_thing Feb 01, 2016


jesking Jan 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this movie. You just never know, throughout the movie, what to expect or even if you like the characters. Lots of near misses. Just a fun movie. Don't take it so seriously, people, and yes, through parts of it you'll need to read sub-titles but it is so worth it. :) It reminds me of Waking Ned Devine.

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