A Swedish comedy caper film based on the highly successful novel of the same name, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared follows dynamite expert Allan Karlsson, who absconds from his nursing home on the day of his hundredth birthday.
He finds himself bound up in an adventure when he accidentally gets his hands on a suitcase full of money belonging to a group of drug dealers and as his escapades unfold - and with the dealers and the police chasing him - the film tells the story not just of his birthday adventure but also of the fascinating century of Allan's life before.
Having been compared to Forrest Gump, not least because of the historical figures Allan's life puts him in contact with, the film has had a somewhat varied response but is nonetheless currently in IMDB's top 5000 with 7.1/10 and the source novel was an international bestseller. Directed by Felix Herngren it stars Robert Gustafsson as Allan.
You can book tickets here, and as always we'll be staying on for a drink after the film. Please note this is a Tuesday meet (I say that solely because of how happily we stalk Barbican Mondays around here lol).
Full details will be sent to those who have RSVP'd the night before the event.