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A Man Called Ove

A sensation in its native Sweden, Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel. Ove (Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave. Ove has given up on life, but when pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her young family move next door, his solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined.

We review A Man Called Ove in our June podcast. Skip to 16.43 mins to find out what we made of it…