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A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) is a 2015 Swedish comedy-drama film directed by . The story is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Fredrik Backman. The film tells the story of Ove, a grumpy and solitary man who lives in a small town. Ove has recently lost his wife and is struggling to come to terms with his grief. He is also at odds with his new neighbors, who he finds annoying and intrusive. However, when Ove is forced to help his new neighbor with a problem, he begins to form a bond with them and finds a renewed sense of purpose in life.


A Man Called Ove is a heartwarming and poignant film that will make you laugh and cry. The film is beautifully shot and features outstanding performances from its cast. , who plays the lead character, delivers a brilliant performance, capturing both the grumpiness and vulnerability of Ove. The supporting cast is equally impressive, with Bahar Pars delivering a standout performance as Parvaneh, Ove's new neighbor.

The film is a moving exploration of grief, loneliness, and the power of human connection. It is a reminder that no matter how much we try to push people away, we all need someone to lean on. A Man Called Ove is a must-watch film that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.


A Man Called Ove has received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including:

Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

European Film Award for Best Comedy

Guldbagge Award for Best Actor () and Best Makeup

Seattle International Film Festival Audience Award

Audience Award at the Norwegian International Film Festival


A Man Called Ove has been well-received by audiences around the world and has become one of the highest-grossing Swedish films of all time. The film has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb and a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its popularity has also led to a stage adaptation and a Hollywood remake in the works.

Directed by
Produced by Annica Bellander Fredrik Wikström Nicastro
Written by
Based on A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
Starring Bahar Pars Filip Berg Ida Engvoll
Music by Gaute Storaas
Cinematography Göran Hallberg
Edited by Fredrik Morheden
Tre Vänner
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date 25 December 2015
Running time 116 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Box office $29.4 million

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