The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)


“If you want to kill me, you’d better hurry, because I’m 100 years old.” – Allan Karlsson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A Centenarian is placed in a nursing home on his 100th birthday and immediately escape on an adventure to unknown places.

My Take on it – This is yet another foreign language film that has been on my list and just finally got around to checking it out due to my usual dislike of films in the genre.

I finally decided to give this one a try since I heard it was quite humorous in its delivery of things.

It really is a fun film with a great premise.

The makeup on the main character is superb and he really looks so much older than he truly is.

The film feels like Forrest Gump (1994) in certain aspects because f the way that the adventures of this character have touched both famous and ordinary lives throughout the history shown via flashbacks.

The adventures that this character has are fun to watch especially given the kind of attitude that he has during each of these encounters.

The film is based on a novel and I wonder how close the two are to one another when it comes to the history of this character and his adventures over the years of his very interesting life.

They add so many fun elements into this story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Actor Robert Gustafsson was 48 at the time the movie was released, 52 years younger than the character he played. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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