A smash hit in Sweden and the U.S., A MAN CALLED OVE makes a hero out of a grumpy old coot who proves the face we show the world can be deceiving.
Ove is in mourning for his beloved wife, as well as furious about being booted off the neighbourhood residents association, making him a prickly nightmare that stomps around the streets grousing at those he perceives to be rule breakers. When a new family moves in next door, Ove attempts to ice out their rambunctious friendliness with his standard grumpiness, but practical matriarch Parvaneh sees something beyond Ove’s negative exterior. Delving into Ove’s past, we discover a man who has good reason for his ill-temperedness, yet secretly longs to be needed.
A good-hearted drama with a dash of black comedy, A MAN CALLED OVE is a delightful and touching film about how life is brighter when it is shared with others, and swirls around a fantastic performance from Rolf Lassgård as cranky ol’ Ove.
Swedish language, English subtitles
Release Date: March 30, 2017
Running time: 1hr 56mins