The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jonas Jonasson, the film is Sweden’s most successful film to date and is widely regarded as one of the best book to screen adaptations in recent years. The film opens in the UK on 4th July.
The story follows Allan Karlsson who, on his 100th birthday, decides there is more to life than waiting for death in a retirement home, climbs out of his window and disappears. What follows is an extraordinary journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant. For anyone else it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but as the story progresses it transpires that Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: From Stalin to Reagan, 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, albeit an accidental one.