Based on the international bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson and a huge box-office success in its native Sweden, The 100-Year- Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared follows the unlikely story of a centenarian who decides it’s not too late to
Desperate to avoid his hundredth birthday party, Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) slips out through the window of his room at a nursing home and heads to the nearest bus station, intending to travel as far as his pocket money will take him. But a spur-ofthe- moment decision to steal a suitcase from a fellow passenger launches Allan on a strange and unforeseen journey involving, among other things, some nasty criminals, a very large pile of cash, and an elephant named Sonya.
Gustafsson, one of Sweden’s most popular comedians, fully inhabits the role of the Zelig-like Allan, whose present-day escapades and colourful and complex biography — which includes unwitting entanglements in some of the major events of the twentieth century, including the Spanish Civil War and the Manhattan Project — present a new and charmingly off-kilter version of world history. Quirky and unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is an engaging tale of a life lived to the fullest.