The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
2013 NR 1 h 55 min
The highest-grossing Swedish film of all time, this comedy blockbuster based on the best-selling novel is a fanciful spin on world history through the spirited antics of a mischievous centenarian with a flair for adventure.
After a long and explosive life in munitions, involving a multitude of seminal events of the 20th century, such as the Spanish Civil War, the Atomic Bomb, and Cold War espionage, Allan Karlsson finds himself—on his 100th birthday —stuck in a tranquil Swedish nursing home. Determined to escape the monotony, he hops out a window and kicks off a hilarious and unexpected comic-adventure by way of a stolen briefcase, a hardcore biker gang, and an escaped circus elephant named Sonya.