TOH! reveals an exclusive clip from “The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared,” a Swedish comedy that Music Box Films opens stateside on May 8.
After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.
Robert Gustafsson plays Karlsson in this film directed by Felix Herngren, known for TV comedies in Sweden. This was a Euro fest and box office hit back in 2013 and 2014. THR praises the film’s “inventive plotting and infectious irreverence for historical details.”