THE HIGHEST-GROSSING SWEDISH FILM OF ALL TIME IS A DELIGHTFUL COMIC FABLE A LA FORREST GUMP
Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on August 18, 2015
Critcs’ Pick! “The film genre that might be called Old People Behaving Hilariously gets an appealing new entry…”
– Neil Genzlinger, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” – Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“An explosive comedy…A hoot and a half.” -Betsy Sharkey, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Source: Music BoxFilms
Chicago, IL (July 15, 2015) – Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, the charming comic adventure THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is a triumph, internationally acclaimed and filled with irreverent charm and high-spirited adventure.
Directed by Felix Herngren, THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is based on the international bestseller of the same name by Jonas Jonasson, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide. Theatrically released in more than 40 countries, the film, which stars beloved Swedish comedian Robert Gustafsson, quickly became the highest-grossing domestic release in Sweden and continues to charm audiences across the globe.
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED presents the tale of centenarian Allan Karlsson (Gustafson), a man who has spent his long and colorful life working in the munitions industry while getting entangled in historic events from the Spanish Civil War to the Manhattan Project. Finding himself stuck in a nursing home and determined to escape on his 100th birthday, Allan leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected escapade involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.
Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED offers Allan’s present-day exploits alongside flashbacks of his youthful adventures, with his passion for explosives attracting the attention of everyone from Joseph Stalin to Robert Oppenheimer to Ronald Reagan. Allan’s adventures of yesterday and today weave together into a delicious treat for anyone and everyone who’s ever felt young at heart.
“It is always difficult to adapt a book to film, but I could not resist THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED when I got the chance,” says writer/director Felix Herngren. “It is a delightfully twisted story with rich characters, and situational comedy at its best. I know the expectations are high for the film, and this is of course tough, but I’d rather shoot a good story with high expectations, than an unloved story without expectations.”
Following its recent theatrical rollout to top U.S. markets, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED on Blu-ray,DVD and On Demand (cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and more) for the first time on August 18, 2015 (prebook July 21, 2015). Filled with bonus materials which include a making-of featurette and interviews with the cast and crew, the Blu-ray and DVD carry a suggested retail prices of $34.95 and $29.95, respectively.
Described as “a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot ” by Colin Covert of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE and “a quirky comic odyssey with a winningly off-kilter sense of humor” by Charles Bramesco of THE DISSOLVE, THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is a sheer delight—an irresistible, madcap adventure about an ordinary man who can’t help but to stumble into one extraordinary circumstance after another!
More information on THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/100yearoldman
About Music BoxFilms:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films is a leading North American distributor of international, American independent and documentary features along with the best in international television. Recent releases include Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA, the2015 Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, the acclaimed FrenchTV series “Maison Close,” and the Golden Globe-nominated Israeli film GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM.
Upcoming releases include PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY, the biographical drama about one of the world’s best-selling authors, and MERU, the winner of the U.S. documentary Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance FilmFestival. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2015
PRE-ORDER DATE: July 14, 2015
Price: DVD $29.95
Director/Screenwriter: Felix Herngren
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén,Alan Ford
RunningTime: 115 minutes
SoundFormat: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language: English and Swedish with English subtitles
-The Making of The 100 Year-Old Man
-Interview with Robert Gustafsson
-Interview with Felix Herngren