Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run,
comic fable THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful
life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil
War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th
century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home.
Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and
onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving,
among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked
criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of FORREST GUMP, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave
together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring
beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history
is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish
film of all time.