Felix Herngren has directed the film adaptation of the bestselling Swedish novel The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared written by Jonas Jonasson. The book came out in 2009 and has since then been sold in over 5,5 million copies around the world.
The famous comedian Robert Gustafsson plays the main character Allan Karlsson, who during the celebrations of his hundredth birthday escapes from his retirement home. Together with some odd characters and an elephant we get to follow Allan’s fortune and mishaps in this strange road-movie as we rediscover the 20th century through the memories of his adventurous life.
Directed by: Felix Herngren
Written by: Hans Ingemansson & Felix Herngren
Producer: Malte Forssell
Co-producer: Nice Drama
Alternative title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared
International sales: StudioCanal
Nominated for Best Make-up Design at the Academy Awards 2015
Awarded the Audience Award at the Guldbagge Awards 2014
Awarded Audience Award Best Film at Durban International Film Festival 2014
Awarded Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Film Festival 2014
Awarded Best International Feature Audience Award at Florida Film Festival 2015