A Man Called Ove (2015)
Forced into retirement after more than forty years of dedicated work on the railways, the fifty-nine-year-old widower, Ove Lindahl--a cantankerous creature of habit, and the fear of his well-kept suburban neighbourhood--has, sadly, given up on life. As a result, determined to fulfil a promise to his wife, Ove whittles down the monotony in his life by watching over his small gated community like a hawk, until an unforeseen and reluctant friendship with the new next-door neighbours gives him a new lease of life. Little by little, a subtle transformation starts to take place; however, is the cynical but sympathetic curmudgeon capable of change?
Hannes Holm writes and directs this Swedish comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman's novel. Spending his days visiting his wife's grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove (Rolf Lassgard) has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles.
However, when pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her family move into the home opposite, Ove's life takes an unexpected turn for the better. Despite her reversing over his mailbox, Parvaneh and Ove soon begin to build an unlikely friendship which causes Ove to reconsider his outlook on life. The cast also includes Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll and Tobias Almborg.