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Original title En man som heter Ove
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Average rating 3,38 / 5
Original work
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 11
Swedish release 2015-12-25

Plot summary

59-year-old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he  keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron...

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Production Manager
Line Producer
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Stunt Coordinator
Script Supervisor
Special Effects
Story Editor
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Legally responsible
Production Assistant
Craft service
Assistant to the Producer
Location Scout
Assistant Location Scout
Production Accountant
Unit Publicist
Post Producer
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Assistant Cameraman
Steadicam Operator
Best Boy
Color Grading
Visual Effects
Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)
Digital Technichian
Music Recording Supervisor
Music Supervisor
Assistant Production Designer
Assistant Property Master
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Construction Coordinator
Costume Assistant
Weapons Coordinator
Assistant Film Editor
Boom Operator
Sound Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Foley Artist
Foley Editor
Foley Recordist
Other Crew
DCP Mastering


Rolf Lassgård Ove
Bahar Pars Parvaneh
Filip Berg unga Ove
Ida Engvoll Sonja
Tobias Almborg Patrick
Klas Wiljergård Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson Anita
Börje Lundberg Rune
Stefan Gödicke Oves pappa
Johan Widerberg vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Bergelin journalisten Lena
Nelly Jamarani Sepideh
Zozan Akgün Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe Ove 7 år
Simon Edenroth Adrian
Poyan Karimi Mirsad
Maja Rung unga Anita
Simeon Da Costa Maya unga Rune
Jessica Olsson mähät
Fredrik Evers Anders
Ola Hedén Tom
Lasse Carlsson Oves kollega
Anna Granath clownen Beppo
Emelie Strömberg blomsteraffärsexpedit
Christoffer Nordenrot Dressmankille 1
Simon Reithner Dressmankille 2
Jerker Fahlström konduktören
Johanna Karlberg byggvaruhusexpedit
Johan Friberg direktören
Erik Ståhlberg vitskjortan epok
Magnus Sundberg halstatuerad man
Karin de Frumerie Oves läkare


Production company Tre Vänner Produktion AB
Copyright Tre Vänner AB
Co-Production Company Fantefilm AS
Film i Väst AB
Nordisk Film AB
Sveriges Television AB
Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning
Supported by Nordisk Film- & TV-fond
Norsk Filminstitutt
Automatic Advance Production Funding Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Nordisk Film AB 2015
Equipment Camera center
Krypton AS
Ljud & Bildmedia AB
Enric Production AB ljudutrustning
Visual Effects Important Looking Pirates AB vfx studio
Music recorded at Rainbow studio inspelning och mixning
Recording Studio Storyline Studios samt DI
Special Effects Panorama SFX
Caterer Kustens catering
Sugar & Spice inspelning Spanien
Other Company Orange Valley Production production service company, Spanien
Independent Studios AB
Vertigo Visual 3D tracking
Cinemotion 2D roto
PAAM Biluthyrning AB hyrbilar
Alleycat biltrailer & kamerabil
EPRENT AB generatorbil

Plot summary

59-year-old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he  keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

Swedish censorship / rating

Certificate number 203365
Date 2015-11-24
Classification Allowed from age 11
Notes DCP.

Technical specifications

Length in minutes 116 min

Original work

Original title En man som heter Ove (Novel)
Author Fredrik Backman

Production location

Trollhättan Sweden
Vänersborg Sweden
Gothenburg Sweden
Mallorca Spain
Stockholm Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2015-12-25 Sweden
TV showing 2017-12-26 SVT1 Sweden
2018-01-04 SVT1 Sweden
2018-09-01 SVT1 Sweden
2018-09-01 SVT1 Sweden
2018-09-02 SVT1 Sweden
2018-09-06 SVT24 Sweden
2018-12-06 SVT24 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Blott en dag
By Trad
Performed by Stockholms Symfoniorkester

Original title Var är tvålen?
Composer Povel Ramel (1956)
Lyrics Povel Ramel (1956)
Performed by Povel Ramel

Original title Always on My Mind
Composer Mark James (1971)
Wayne Thompson (1971)
Johnny Christopher (1971)
Lyrics Mark James (1971)
Wayne Thompson (1971)
Johnny Christopher (1971)
Performed by Willie Nelson

Original title Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune
Composer Claude Debussy (1905)

Original title Din skugga stannar kvar
By Johnny Mandel
Paul Francis Webster
Dan Ryde (svensk text)

Original title Forever and Ever
By Stelios Vlavianos
Sarkis Kouyoumdjian
Performed by Demis Roussos

Original title En stund på jorden
By Laleh Pourkarim
Performed by Laleh


Academy Award Nomination Los Angeles 2017 (bästa icke-engelskspråkiga film)
Los Angeles 2017 Love Larson (bästa smink)
Los Angeles 2017 Eva von Bahr (bästa smink)
Audience Award Stockholm 2016
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2016 Best Actor in a Leading Role Rolf Lassgård
Stockholm 2016 Best Make-up Eva von Bahr
Stockholm 2016 Best Make-up Love Larson
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2016 Best Picture
Stockholm 2016 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Bahar Pars
Stockholm 2016 Best Visual Effects Torbjörn Olsson
Stockholm 2016 Best Cinematography Göran Hallberg
Festival Award Seattle 2016 Rolf Lassgård (bästa manliga skådespelare / Best Actor, Golden Space Needle Award, Seattle International Film Festival, USA)
San Rafael 2016 (publikpris / Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival, USA)
European Film Award Wroclaw 2016 (bästa europeiska komedi / Best European Comedy)

Holdings Film

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Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DCP

Element type Digitalt tilläggsmaterial

Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP

Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Size Less than 850 x 400

Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title En man som heter Ove. Dialoglista med tidskod. Framtagen av Nordisk Undertext AB, 2015-11-25. Svensk version, 24 fps.
Extent 92 s. + för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title En man som heter Ove. Feb version.
Extent 94 s.
Language Swedish

Script type Dialoglista
Script title A man called Ove (*En man som heter Ove). Dialogue lista with timecode. Prepared by Nordisk Undertext AB, 2015-11-25. English version, 24 fps.
Extent 91 s.
Language English

Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Swedish

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