Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann [The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Vanished] (2013)

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann
Director: Felix Herngren
Writer: Felix Herngren, Hans Ingemansson
Based on: Jonas Jonasson‘s novel
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Alan Ford

It’s Allan’s (Robert Gustafsson) hundredth birthday but he’s not interested in celebrating in the retirement home he lives in. Instead he stages a break-out and goes on a journey that takes him much further than expected and makes him recall the most important stops in his life. And while Allan certainly isn’t the smartest person, there are many stops in his life that are important to European history in general.

The Centenarian… is basically the European attempt at Forrest Gump. Only that it didn’t work quite as well.


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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Cockneys vs Zombies
Director: Matthias Hoene
Writer: James Moran, Lucas Roche
Cast: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Alan Ford, Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Honor Blackman, Ashley Bashy Thomas
Part of: /slash Filmfestival

Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) and Andy (Harry Treadaway) are brothers and have been brought up by their grandfather (Alan Ford) who is now living in a retirement home. But that home is threatened by real estate development. Since the boys don’t want to see their grandfather living anywhere else, they decide that they would rob a bank with the help of their cousin Katy (Michelle Ryan) and Mental Mickey (Ashley Bashy Thomas). But in the middle of that robbery, the zombie apocalypse happens and suddenly they face quite a different challenge.

Cockneys vs. Zombies is fun, even if it doesn’t quite reach the comedic heights of Shaun of the Dead. But I did have a very good time.

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