The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ is a 2013 Swedish comedy film directed by Felix Herngren which is based on the eponymous novel written by Jonas Jonasson. The film was a tremendous success, being screened in more than forty countries and grossing more than 50 million dollars worldwide. The novel on which the film is based was first published in Swedish in 2009, and three years later, namely in 2012, it was translated in English.

Official poster of the film. Image source: www.portlandmuseum.org

Official poster of the film. Image source: www.portlandmuseum.org

The plot revolves on a certain Allan Karlsson, who is about to celebrate his 100th anniversary. A party is also planned at his retirement home. In spite of his admirable age, Allan Karlsson is quite lucid, yet he shows no interest at all in attending the party. Instead, he decides to climb out the window and vanishes. Beyond this point, both the film and the novel start to be filled with many humorous incidents concerning some of the most important life events of the protagonist.

In 2010, the book which is inspired the film became the best selling book in Sweden. Additionally, it had sold three million copies worldwide as of July, 2012. The original Swedish title for both the film and the novel is ‘Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann’.

Below you can watch the official trailer of the film:

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