It is time to get excited for the coming drama comedy A Man Called Ove starring Rolf Lassgård in the lead role in Hannes Holm's film adaption of Fredrik Backman's success novel.
A Man Called Ove is a charming, quirky and entertaining film about the grumpy, elderly man of the neighborhood. A history that creates its own universe and at the same time tells a truth or two about our time and society between the jests.
Watch the trailer here.
Rolf Lassgård, one of Sweden's most beloved and admired actors who has been nominated and awarded with Gulbaggen several times, stars as the lead character Ove.
Rolf Lassgård is known for Susanne Bier's After the Wedding, but also The Hunters, To Love Someone, A Rational Solution as well as the TV series The Fourth Man and the role as the superintendent Wallander in the miniseries based upon the popular novels by Mankell. He has also played the hard-hitting Gunvald Larsson in some of the former Beck film adaptions of Sjöwall & Wahlöös beloved novels.
Hannes Holm is both scriptwriter and director of the film. He is a big name within Swedish film and TV. With film successes as the boundary breaking Adam & Eva, Klassfesten, the films about Sune and Behind Blue Skies, Hannes Holm has become one of Sweden's most colorful and popular directors.
Fredrik Backman's novel from 2012 about the 59 years old grouch Ove has become a great success and sold to more than 30 countries worldwide, including Denmark, USA, Germany, France, England, Spain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Finland and Iceland. In Sweden it is one of the greatest book sensations in years – and has sold nearly 900.000 copies in the Nordic.
A Man Called Ove is produced by the company Tre Vänner with producer Annica Bellander in collaboration with Nordisk Film, Film i Väst, SVT, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning and with support from the Swedish Film Institute.
The film is already a great success in Sweden, where it in less than a month has sold more than one million cinema tickets and hereby has become of the biggest film successes in modern time.