The film which has made a million and a half viewers in Sweden laugh out loud is here, the adaptation of the best seller by Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. A hilarious comedy with bizarre situations about an old man who shortly before turning 100 happens to get involved in a criminal plot after escaping from a nursing home. What might seem to others like an adventure is nothing to this man, who, by means of flashbacks, recalls his adventures along the 20thcentury. The truth is that Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) has experienced the most important historical events of the past century: he helped Oppenheimer with the creation of the atomic bomb, worked as a CIA agent, was a friend of Mao’s wife and met personalities like Franco, Stalin, Einstein, Truman, Reagan and Gorbachev, among others.

An entertaining comedy that will delight the lovers of hyperrealist humor, which on June 9 dressed in mourning to bid farewell to one of the masters of the theater of the absurd, the British Rik Mayall ,who gave life to the young anarchist Rickin the sitcom The Young Ones.

The solo debut of the Swedish director Felix Herngren -after co-directing two films and dedicating himself to television-could not have been better received. His first film was the greatest blockbuster ever in Sweden, surpassing the success of the adaptation of the best seller by Stieg Larsson, Millennium 1:Men Who Hate Women (Niels Arden Oplev).

Date of release in Spain: July 11th