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Rated R · 114 min. · 2015

Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Droll, daffy and entirely enjoyable, this Swedish comedy plays like a kind of Nordic Forrest Gump. When centenarian Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) escapes from the retirement home, we get a life story in flashback, in which Allan bumbles his way through major events of the 20th century. He gets drunk with Stalin, helps Oppenheimer develop the atomic bomb and later goes to work for both the CIA and the KGB. Like the estimable Mr. Gump, Allan falls ass-backwards into history. But unlike Gump, he's no dummy. There are strains of anarchy and grim nihilism in the story—all pitched at the comic frequency of an old Looney Tunes short.

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Director: Felix Herngren
Writer: Felix Herngren and Hans Ingemansson
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén, Bianca Cruzeiro, Alan Ford, Sven Lönn, David Shackleton and Georg Nikoloff

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