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THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 9 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Mon, Feb 9, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

DIRECTOR: FELIX HERNGREN - SWEDEN

Based on a bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this delightful comedy tells the unbelievable story of former dynamite expert Allan Karlsson, the titular 100-year-old man, who isn’t ready to stop life’s party. Fleeing his nursing home, Allan boards a bus and accidentally picks up a skinhead’s suitcase filled with 50 million kronor. On the run from the cops and the skinheads, the droll fugitive centenarian is accompanied by his many memories; in Zelig- and Forrest Gump-like fashion, it turns out he has brushed shoulders with the likes of Franco, Truman, Stalin, and Reagan over the years—all remembered in richly absurd flashbacks. The top-grossing film in Sweden last year, Herngen’s zany romp won the national audience vote for Best Film at the Swedish Guldbagge (Academy) Awards.

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Sponsored by Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society.

114 Minutes    

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