“A MAN CALLED OVE”
Sweden; Directed by Hannes Holm


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Original Title:En man som heter Ove
Directed by: Hannes Holm
Screenplay by: Hannes Holm
Based On: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman (2012)
Cinematography by: Göran Hallberg
Music by: Gaute Storaas
Distributed by: Nordisk Film
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Country: Sweden


FILM SYNOPSIS: Ove, a cranky, older Swede who has been contemplating suicide since his wife died, is constantly quarreling with his neighbors about the rules of their housing complex. Ove is initially hostile when a new family moves in next door, but the insistence of the mother on including him in their routine gives Ove a refreshed purpose in life.


What’s its competition? With “The Salesman” and “Toni Erdmann” in the top spots, “A Man Called Ove” doesn’t stand much of a chance. It’s dark comedic nature could push it through, but “Toni Erdmann” also has that. There’s something more genuine in this film compared to “Erdmann” and in my personal opinion, this is the stronger film, across the board. And with a Best Makeup & Hairstyling nomination, you have to assume this film is definitely on more people’s radars. But at least at the moment, “Erdmann” is the name being passed around as the one to beat.

Previous nominations? This is the fifteenth Academy Award nomination for Sweden. Previous nominations were:

  • AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (2004)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • EVIL (2003)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • UNDER THE SUN (1999)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • ALL THINGS FAIR (1995)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • THE OX (1991)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • FANNY & ALEXANDER (1983)
    Winner, Foreign Language Film
  • THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE (1982)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • THE NEW LAND (1972)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • THE EMIGRANTS (1971)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • ÅDALEN ’31 (1969)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • DEAR JOHN (1965)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • RAVEN’S END (1964)
    Nominee, Foreign Language Film
  • THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (1961)
    Winner, Foreign Language Film
  • THE VIRGIN SPRING (1960)
    Winner, Foreign Language Film

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// Produced by Annica Bellander and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro //
// Directed by Hannes Holm //

// Dated Viewed: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 // DVD // 33 films – 18 days //

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