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The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and didn’t disappear

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- Released on December 25, Swedish director Felix Herngren's adaption of Jonas Jonasson's 2009 novel is still No 1 on the local charts, with 968,854 admissions

The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and didn’t disappear
Felix Herngren's The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

After the last seven days of 2013 (from December 25) in the cinemas, Swedish director Felix Herngren's The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [+see also:
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managed to seat 523,868 Swedes, to become No 1 on the charts, beating the long-time leader, Per Fly’s Waltz for Monica [+see also:
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, which reached 516,898.

The adaption of Swedish author Jonas Jonasson's 2009 novel about Allan Karlsson, who leaves his retirement home before his birthday party, finds a suitcase of drug money and is chased by both dealers and police, has now been nominated for the Audience Prize, which will be announced on January 20 in Stockholm’s Cirkus at the Guldbagge gala for Sweden’s national film awards.

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Starring Robert Gustafsson, The 100-Year-Old Man will compete with No 2 and 3 on the list of local Top Ten Films, Waltz for Monica, the biopic of Swedish singer-actress Monica Zetterlund,and Hannes Holm’s children’s film, Sune på bilsemester, the fourth instalment in the Sune (Tosh) franchise, which was also launched on December 25 to sell 321,982 tickets last year.

The Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Patrick Nebout, Malte Forssell andHerngren production for Nice Flx Pictures has already been nominated for four Guldbaggar, including Best Actor (Gustafsson), Best Musical Score (Matti Bye) and Best Make-Up (Eva von Bahr, Love Larson), while Waltz for Monica leads the race, being considered for the prize in 11 categories.

”Filming The 100-Year-Old Man has been a great adventure for us, so we are really pleased with the nomination,” said Forsell, on behalf of the producers. The winner is decided by cinema audiences voting on the internet; last year’s Audience Prize went to Holm’s prequel to his 2014 contender, Tosh in Greece [+see also:
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