Swedish Film Institute to support ‘The 101 Year Old Man’

The Swedish Film Institute has announced it will back The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, the sequel to the 2013 blockbuster The 100 Year Old Man.

The Swedish Film Institute has given €1.2 million in production funding for the sequel, which will be directed by Felix Herngren and his brother, Måns Herngren.

The sequel will be written by the same screenwriter, Hans Ingemansson. In this film, the now 101-year-old Allan Karlsson and his friend Julius Jonsson are in Bali. They are somewhat restless, but drinking the ‘folk soda’ really energises them amidst the vengeful gangsters, the CIA and former acquaintances from Russia.

Swedish comedy giant Robert Gustafsson will return in the lead role, as well as much of the original cast.

The film is due for release on Christmas day 2016.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.