On his 100th birthday, Allan leaps out of his nursing home window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off a journey involving a cash-filled suitcase, criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Based on the best-selling novel.

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

Comedy | 2015

Cast

Robert Gustafsson

Synopsis

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.

Producers

Malte Forssell, Felix Herngre, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Patrick Nebout

Director

Felix Herngren

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Official Selection, Festival: Cine Nórdico en Cine UC 2015
Official Selection, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Portland International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Edmonton International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Film by the Sea Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Gimli Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Galway Film Fleadh 2014
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, International Film Festival Vilnius 2014
Official Selection, Valenciennes Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Glasgow Film Festival 2014
Runner Up, Audience Award - Best Foreign Film Traverse City Film Festival, 2015
Runner Up, Audience Award - Favorite Independent World Feature Mill Valley Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Audience Award - Biopublikens pris Guldbagge Awards, 2014
Winner, Best International Feature Florida Film Festival, 2015
Winner, Audience Award - Best Film Durban International Film Fesival, 2014
Winner, Audience Choice Award Chicago International Film Festival, 2014
Nominee, Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling 88th Academy Awards, 2016