Somewhere between a road-trip film and a black comedy, The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a wildly entertaining adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel of the same name. Yes – the title may be a mouthful, but this witty and endearingly absurd film makes for a charming ride, and has been dubbed ‚Äòthe Swedish Forrest Gump‘ by many.
It tells the story of Allan Karlsson, an elderly man who decides to embark on his biggest adventure yet, escaping from a nursing home on the eve of his 100th birthday. Allan has lived an interesting life… not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. His latest adventure will involve (among other surprises) – a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant. We for one, are intrigued.
You can check out the trailer to this hilarious Scandinavian comedy below:
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is in theatres nationally from Thursday 21 August and to celebrate, we have 10 double in-season passes to give away for use at participating cinemas.
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Competition closes 12pm Monday 18 August