“If you want to kill me, you better hurry because I’m a hundred years old.” Allan has led quite a full life, including facing down a Soviet inquiry about the atomic bomb. Alas, now he finds himself in a nursing home. But bingo just ain’t this guy’s thing, so he escapes on his 100th birthday to chase new adventures. Meanwhile, flashbacks take us on a trip to his wild past — which includes hangs with Reagan and Stalin. Robert Gustafsson stars as our aged but not caged hero in the Swedish historical comedy that is the top-grossing film ever in that country.
The R-rated romp from Buena Vista International and Nice Flix Films is directed by Felix Herngren, who wrote the script with Hans Ingemansson based on Jonas Jonasson’s novel. Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skaringer, Jens Hulten and Bianca Cruzeiro co-star. Music Box Films opens the marquee-bending The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared on May 1 in Los Angeles and New York.