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Run Time: 114 minutes
Turning 100 is something not many people will achieve. If they do, they will likely be faced with illness and disabilities. That's not the case for Allan Karlsson. He's still sharp and craving independence, though stuck living in a retirement home. As the staff prepares a birthday surprise for him, Allan decides to escape by jumping out the window. He heads to the bus stop, looking for a train that will take him as far as his money will allow. There, he encounters a rugged biker who asks Allan to watch his suitcase while he uses the restroom. When his train arrives, Allan boards with the suitcase, much to the dismay of the angry biker and the rest of his gang, who are now hot on the old man's trail. This mysterious suitcase becomes the catalyst for a series of events that lead Allan on an epic adventure filled with fun, a little danger, and a whole lot of new friends. This hilarious thrill ride could easily be called Sweden's “Forrest Gump,” but grittier. THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is pure fun, proving age is just a number. (In Swedish with subtitles) – E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:10 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:15 AM
"Adult Humans" (1999), "Every Other Week" (2006), THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (2013)
Malte Forssell, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Patrick Nebout, Felix Herngren
Hans Ingemansson, Jonas Jonasson, Felix Herngren
Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skaringer, Jens Hulten
Music Box Film
This film is presented with the generous support of ALISTAIR and JOYCE FYFE.