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AARP members can watch “A Man Called Ove” through July 11, 2022; run time is 1 hour 56 minutes. The film is in Swedish with English subtitles available. TO ACCESS ENGLISH SUBTITLES: when the video is playing, click the CC box on the lower right of the video player, then click on "En."

          

Swedish Film ‘A Man Called Ove’ Is More Than Just the Angry Man Next Door

A dark and tender tale of unreliable first impressions and the value of friendship

HOW TO ACCESS ENGLISH SUBTITLES

This film is in Swedish with English subtitles available. To access the subtitles: when the video is playing, click the CC box on the lower right of the video player, then click on "En."

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, 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.

Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Bahar Pars, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergård, Chatarina Larsson and Börje Lundberg

Director: Hannes Holm

Screenplay: Hannes Holm

Producers: Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro

Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Year: Released in Sweden in 2015, and in the U.S. in 2016

MPAA rating: PG-13


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