Thursday, February 18, 2016

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - 1 nomination

Makeup and Hairstyling - Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the Forrest Gump of Sweden.  With his life-long love of blowing things up, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home after detonating a wolf who ate his favorite cat.  On the day of his 100th birthday, he decides to leave the nursing home and crosses paths with a gangster who hands him a suitcase with 50 million Swedish krona (the currency).  He meets a kind older man along the way, and they begin an adventure which involves elephants, circus trucks, gangsters, all the while reliving his life history that accidentally brings him into contact with Stalin, Harry Einstein (Albert's brother?), Oppenheimer, Reagan, and even turns him into a double agent for Russia and America during the 80's.

The movie is slower paced but really funny.  It's a coincidence movie and if ever Allan Karlsson and Forrest Gump were to get in a room, the history of the modern world would collide into one incredible story.

The movie is nominated for makeup and hairstyling, and it does a convincing job of turning a young man into a progressively older man.  It's not quite enough to win an Oscar, but like "Bad Grandpa" from last year's Oscars, the makeup is enough to convince us from the start that this man is indeed 100 years old.

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