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A Man Called Ove

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Original title
En man som heter Ove aka
  • A Man Called Ove
Running time
116 min.
Sweden Sweden
Hannes Holm (Novel: Fredrik Backman)
Gaute Storaas
Göran Hallberg
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Film i Väst / Nordisk Film / Nordsvensk Filmunderhallning / Sveriges Television (SVT) / Tre Vänner Produktion AB
Drama. Comedy | Old Age. Friendship. Comedy-Drama. Black Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.
2016: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film & Makeup
2016: European Film Awards: Best Comedy
2016: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2015: 3 Guldbagge Awards: including Best Actor (Lassgård). 6 Nominations
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