| 7.6/10 |
25 December 2015 (Sweden)
| Annica Bellander
Fredrik Wikström Nicastro|
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
European Film Award for Best Actor
European Film Award for Best European Comedy
Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg
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A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove, [ˈuːvə]) is a Swedish comedy-drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden 25 December 2015. The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman's 2012 book of the same name. In the leading role as Ove is Rolf Lassgård. The film was nominated for six awards, winning two, at the 51st Guldbagge Awards in 2016. It is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling categories at the 89th Academy Awards.
A Man Called Ove Wikipedia
59-year-old Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the townhouse neighborhood's sullen prefect. He is recently widowed and suicidal from the impact. One day, Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her family move into the house across the street. When they later knock down Ove's mailbox with their car, this becomes the prelude to an unexpected friendship and a turnaround in the world-weary man's life.
The film received generally favorable reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 92% and a Metacritic score of 69. Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Rogerebert.com gave positive reviews. Reviewers have noted that while elements and formulas are familiar from films such as St. Vincent and Gran Torino, A Man Called Ove is well made and capable of bringing real tears to the audience's eyes.