Movie Review

A Man Called Ove (2015)

A Man Called Ove (2015) is a comedy-drama from Sweden about a sexagenarian named Ove Lindahl, who lives alone in a gated-community. The film starts with him going on rounds every morning, taking upon himself to be the community rules-enforcer and then to be fired from the train company where he had worked for 43 years. Not finding any purpose in life, he decides to take his own life to join his dead wife (Sonja), fortunately he keeps failing in his attempts and see his portions of his past life in flashback during each episode.

The screenplay is familiar and proceeds predictably, but the film was made engaging by the good acting by Rolf Lassgård, as “Ove”, who shoulders the entire film. Set in a Sweden, the film presented a glimpse about life there, and that made it interesting for me.

The film is based on author Fredrik Backman‘s 2012 book of the same name. The movie was screened as part of Swedish Film Festival organized by Embassy of Sweden & Indo-Cine Appreciation foundation.

A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove)
A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove)

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