Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Foreign Film / Swedish)

Allan is in a nursing home and isn’t happy about it.  All because he blew up a fox, a creature that really had it coming to him.  Rather than celebrate his 100th birthday at the home he (you guessed it!) climbs out the window and disappears.  Allan is off on an adventure.

Allan is a really amazing character.  Throughout his life his greatest joy was blowing things up.  His passion led him to have meetings with some colorful historical characters like Franco, Stalin and Truman.  All these scenes are relayed in flashbacks as Allan remembers his past while on a road trip with his new friends.  And there is a suitcase.  Filled with cash.  That belongs to some nasty gangsters.  A suitcase Allan happens to currently possess.  And there you have the plot of the movie.

Interested in something absurd?  And funny?  And poignant?  Then you may want to take a journey with Allan.