A Man Called Ove (2015)

Misery Hates Company.

Plot outline

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

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Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore 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.

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? - Nick Riganas