The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016)

“[when finding the therapist dead on the floor, having choked to death on a champagne bottle cork] He’s drunk himself to death quite quickly, he has. Well, at least he won’t have to have any hangover tomorrow. ” – Allan Karlsson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Continues the adventure of the Centenarian who use to be a spy as he traverses the world seeking the formula for the best soft drink ever.

My Take on it – Fun sequel that doesn’t work as well as the original did.

The story goes on a whirlwind adventure around the world while showing flashbacks on the days of the Cold War when the character was a double agent working for both Russia and the US.

The way that they portray the key players in the Cold War including Richard Nixon, Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger are fun to watch even tho things are told in the extreme.

The film does a nice job integrating the feel of the 70’s to the story and that helps thing play out in a very erratic fashion.

The story itself is a bit silly, but that is part of the fun of this kind of film even when it tales things far to the extreme.

Once again, Robert Gustafsson plays this Centenarian character so well and keeps things fun despite the mediocre premise.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The song that Geddan plays to the children, “Kolla Kolla” by Nationalteatern, is about a small-time drug pusher’s failed attempts to re-adapt to society. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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