Rent A Man Called Ove (2015)

4.1 of 5 from 397 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Based on the international bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman and nominated for 2 Oscars (including Best Foreign Language Film), 'A Man Called Ove' is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and a wonderful reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. An ageing retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is the quintessential angry old man next door. Having entirely given up on life, his days are spent in a constant monotony of enforcing housing association rules and visiting his wife Sonja's gravesite. But when a boisterous young family moves into the neighbourhood, immediately incurring his wrath, things take an unexpected turn.
Pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her lively children are the complete antithesis of what ill-tempered Ove thinks he needs -and yet, from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship blooms and Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks come to light.
Actors:
, , , , Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergård, , Börje Lundberg, , , Anna-Lena Brundin, Nelly Jamarani, Zozan Akgün, Viktor Baagøe, Simon Edenroth, Poyan Karimi, , Simeon Da Costa Maya, Jessica Olsson,
Directors:
Hannes Holm
Producers:
Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, Khalil Al Harbiti
Writers:
Hannes Holm, Fredrik Backman
Others:
Love Larson, Eva von Bahr
Aka:
En man som heter Ove
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Countries:
Sweden, Top 100 Films, Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2017
Run Time:
111 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • The Ove In Us All
  • Scandinavia House NYC Q&A
  • Make-Up Gallery and Time Lapse
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2017
Run Time:
116 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • The Ove In Us All
  • Scandinavia House NYC Q&A
  • Make-Up Gallery and Time Lapse
  • Trailer

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Reviews (18) of A Man Called Ove

Moving. - A Man Called Ove review by PE

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An excellent gentle movie.

Ove is a grumpy and pedantic old man and until the end of the movie the viewer doesn't get to understand why. However I felt for him and some of his sarcastic retorts are truly funny.

A moving story about loneliness.

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Wonderfully moving and often very funny - A Man Called Ove review by ML

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I haven't enjoyed a film as much as this for a long time. Ove is constantly frustrated in his efforts to escape his world without the woman he adored. His new neighbour changes everything.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Thoroughly charming and beautifully acted Swedish film - A Man Called Ove review by PW

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Ove is a grumpy old man who lives on his own in a small development in Sweden. He has recently lost his wife to cancer and has also lost his job. He is rude to his neighbours and is fanatical about rules and everything being done right. At first Ove seems to be a person that is difficult to like (even though some of his sarcastic comments to other people are very funny).

However, when a young couple with two children move in next door, a friendship slowly develops between Ove and the Iranian wife. We also see flashbacks to Ove's past. It seems he has always been a simple and slightly awkward person, but his love story with his wife is charming, as she sees Ove for the good soul that he really is. We also learn more of the trials and tribulations of Ove's life that go some way to explaining why he is like he is. His relationship with the new family starts to change him and he starts to see life differently.

There is a lot to like about this film. The character of Ove is wonderfully acted by top Swedish actor Rolf Lassgard and Bahar Pars as Parvenah is great as Ove's saviour. The film is very funny in parts, and also very touching. It is the type of film that will make you smile and at the same time bring a tear to your eye.

Highly recommended by me.

7 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

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