A Man Called Ove (15)
Is this Sweden’s answer to Capra’s “A Wonderful Life”? Circumstance and neighbours constantly thwart an uptight widower’s attempts at self-negation until he realizes that “everything happens for a reason”. In the process we are treated, amongst other things, to the various merits of Volvos and Saabs. The film is dark and melodramatic, sometimes extremely funny and ultimately life affirming.
Hannes Holm | Sweden | 2015 | 116 mins | 15