A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove) is a Swedish drama film that premiered on 25 December 2015. The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman’s book with the same name from 2012. In the leading role as Ove is Rolf Lassgård. The film was nominated for six awards at the 51st Guldbagge Awards, including in the category of Best Film. It was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
59 year old Ove (Rolf Lassgård), is the townhouse neighborhood’s sullen and suicidal prefect. One day, Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her family move into the house across the street. When they later knock down Ove’s mailbox with their car, this becomes the prelude to an unexpected friendship and a turnaround in the world-weary man’s life.
The director boldly coaxes out the account of Ove’s marriage to Sonja, whose passing, it’s step by step uncovered, happened six months prior. She’s played by Ida Engvoll, who gives an exquisite vitality however is stranded by the screenplay in the domain of the two-dimensional sentimental image. Through the mechanical gadget of flashbacks that have a tendency to emerge when Ove has a rope around his neck, a shotgun in his mouth, or a hose associated with his auto’s fumes, we see the couple’s romance and marriage and anticipate the enormous uncover of the transmitted disaster that comes upon them.
It was nominated in 7 categories at the 51st Guldbagge Awards, including Best film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, and won in three
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