In about two weeks from today, the movie ”En man som heter Ove” will hit the cinemas in Sweden. It is the screen adaptation of Fredrick Backman's novel “A man called Ove”, a book that has been translated in multiple languages and has taken the world by storm since it was published in 2013. To quote the book's cover, it is a story about love, proper tools and the importance of always driving SAAB…
Rolf Lassgård is one of Sweden's foremost actors and he is not the only one in the movie.
The audio of the trailer translates as follows:
Rune: Stop, stop, I said!
Ove (voiceover): We worked well together already from the start
Rune: I'll take the shortcut through the field
Ove: You will not be doing this anymore!
Rune: And you can let your friends know this as well!
Ove (voiceover): We shared the same healthy values and the first meeting of our neighborhood association, I was elected chairman and run as my deputy.
Smart choice, we think!
We were both quite surprised that we finally found a friend.
Rune: I'm just going to drive the car into the garage.
Ove (voiceover): Until we found out this little difference between us.
Ove: So it's a Volvo?
Rune: Yes. What are you driving yourself?
Rune: I see…
Ove (voiceover): We first tried not to see it as a problem and we interacted just as normal families. It went OK as long as we handled it properly. The years went by and we lost contact. And then ... without any pre-warning, I was ousted from the neighborhood association's board by him.
Ove: I was outraged so bloody so i bought a new SAAB 9000. CS.
Ove (voiceover): And then Rune bought a 960, Executive, instead. Their son had grown up and had decided to move to the US and I think they didn't see him that much after that. I had just been checking out the brand new SAAB 9-5 when I thought “let's now put all our old differences behind us”, we had to start talking to each other again.
Ove: I'm thinking, is not it time to leave history behind us?
Rune: Of course. We're friends.
Ove (voiceover): And it was at that point it happened.
Rune: Do you want to see my new car?
Ove (voiceover): BMW. I made a U-turn and walked home. I had given up Rune for ever.
Rune: What's up? One can not drive Volvo for life !?