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Thursday, 1 June 2017

EN MAN SOME HETER OVE [2015]

aka A Man Called Ove


Swedish director Hannes Holm's En man som heter Ove is as humorous as it is heartbreaking.
Heartbroken after losing the love of his life, a cranky old man's many attempted suicides are accidentally thwarted by the lives thriving around him.
It's a pretty familiar tale because we all know the old codger's going to find light in his life again through those younger than him.  However it's the touching journey getting there that wins you over and in this case Rolf Lassgård in the title role makes it even easier to enjoy.  It's a little emotionally manipulative but the honest storytelling and performances save it from being complete schmaltz.  

3½ idiots out of 5

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