A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing neighbourhood rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when its shared.

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

Swedish with English subtitles

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“Both Lassgard, as the infuriating yet ultimately sympathetic Ove, and Pars as the intelligent and resourceful Parvaneh, give stellar performances.”

David Stratton

“The movie, directed by Hannes Holm, manages to fuse melodrama with dark comedy and — no small feat — make it work.”

Washington Post

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Tuesday 23 May
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:20pm,
Friday 2 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Hannes Holm



Running Time

116 minutes


Country of Origin



Swedish with English subtitles