An irritable, elderly busybody (Rolf Lassgård) spends his days making his neighbors miserable with his grousing and demands for order, but his crabbiness hides a deep grief for his deceased wife, whom he hopes to soon join. His clumsy attempts at suicide bring him into contact with the Persian family next door, and his growing friendship with them helps him reconnect with life. Bahar Pars and Tobias Almborg co-star. Based on the best-selling novel by Swedish writer Fredrik Backman.
Rolf Lassgard - Swedish Actor
Filip Berg - Actor, EVIL (2006)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "As Ove, Lassgård gives one of the years best performances. Hes well supported by the other actors, but this is a rich, complex performance that is both funny and moving." - 09/30/2016 RogerEbert.com
"Incorporating fluid flashbacks and snippets of narration that refreshingly serve to enhance rather than distract, director-writer Hannes Holm maintains a gentle, lyrical flow while coaxing fine performances from a diverse cast." - 09/28/2016 Los Angeles Times
"[H]eartwarming....In a way, A MAN CALLED OVE is also kind of a message picture, its finale insisting that the best route to cultural continuity is community, not ethnic exclusivity." - 09/29/2016 New York Times
"Holms adaptation is a darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man." -- Grade: B+ - 09/30/2016 Entertainment Weekly
4 stars out of 5 -- "Holms well-judged adaptation of the bestseller keeps the maudlin to a minimum and plays the black comedy just right." - 06/19/2017 Empire