History Literature / TheHundredYearOldManWhoClimbedOutTheWindowAndDisappeared

26th Mar '16 6:57:54 PM Gallimaufry
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* EasyAmnesia: [[spoiler:Gerdin]] loses most of his memory after a crash. He's otherwise not really injured besides a head wound, and can stand and talk lucidly within an hour. He just doesn't remember who he is or what he's doing there, beyond the word "Bali". This actually plays to his advantage, since [[spoiler:he is no longer a threat, and they take him along to Bali and share the spoils. Contrast his two friends who ended up dead for their trouble]].


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* ShaggyDogStory: Near the end, they go the Bali, where the BigBad - who wants them all dead - is waiting (although he obviously doesn't think they'd come there, and is trying to track them down instead). [[spoiler:While out driving, he spots them on the road - with the money, too! - and both he and his driver are so distracted by the sight... that they drive right into an oncoming truck and die in flames. None of the protagonists ever even knew that he existed.]]
19th Dec '15 10:21:41 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* DisasterDominoes: The whole Vladivostok incident, beginning with a number of explosives going off, setting fire to a train wagon filled with wool blankets, making a lot of smoke. Then, a number of prisoners daring an escape in said smoke, while the guards aim for them and shoot, partly missing, setting off the ''next'' wagon, filled with explosives, ''including rockets'', who manage to put a tanker in the docks ablaze, filled with petrol, who then goes adrift and collides with the pier, setting the city on fire..... and all this confusion gives Allan (and Herbert) the opportunity to get away, while the news of this incident start off the stroke that kills Joseph Stalin.
16th Sep '15 4:49:50 PM KneadToKnow
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* ActorAllusion: [[Film/Snatch Brick Top]] as the ClusterFBomb-prone boss of the gang.
16th Sep '15 4:48:41 PM KneadToKnow
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* ActorAllusion: [[Film/Snatch Brick Top]] as the ClusterFBomb-prone boss of the gang.
27th Apr '15 4:09:42 AM Knight-Hart
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** Commissar Aaronsson, TokenGoodTeammate, inspired enough by Allan's story to quit his job and join them in Bali.

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** Commissar Inspector Aaronsson, TokenGoodTeammate, inspired enough by Allan's story to quit his job and join them in Bali.
15th Feb '15 1:05:14 AM Byzantine
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Allan participated in the Spanish civil war and in the Cold War. On ''both'' sides. [[spoiler: He also made the atomic bomb possible.]]

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Allan participated in the Spanish civil war UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar and in the Cold War.UsefulNotes/ColdWar. On ''both'' sides. [[spoiler: He also made the atomic bomb possible.]]



* GuileHero: Allan, again, who despite leaving school at the age of 9, manages by sheer cleverness and likeability to accomplish such things as escaping a gulag, befriending just about every important historical figure in the 20th century, starting ''and'' ending the cold war...

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* GuileHero: Allan, again, who despite leaving school at the age of 9, manages by sheer cleverness and likeability to accomplish such things as escaping a gulag, befriending just about every important historical figure in the 20th century, starting ''and'' ending the cold war...Cold War...



** Heavily implied for [[spoiler:Joseph Stalin]]. Yes, that one. He has a stroke which leads to his death after discovering that Vladivostok has gone up in flames. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard He himself sent Allan to a gulag near that city]]]]. And yes, Allan '''was''' responsible for that disaster.

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** Heavily implied for [[spoiler:Joseph Stalin]].[[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JosefStalin]]. Yes, that one. He has a stroke which leads to his death after discovering that Vladivostok has gone up in flames. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard He himself sent Allan to a gulag near that city]]]]. And yes, Allan '''was''' responsible for that disaster.



* ShoutOut: Herbert Einstein, being the (fictional) brother of Albert Einstein, refers to the known Swedish tv comedy show with the main characters called - ''Albert and Herbert''!

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* ShoutOut: Herbert Einstein, being the (fictional) brother of Albert Einstein, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, refers to the known Swedish tv comedy show with the main characters called - ''Albert and Herbert''!



* [[UnfortunateName Unfortunate Surname]]: Herbert '''Einstein'''. He was kidnapped by the USSR to work on the atomic bomb.

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* [[UnfortunateName Unfortunate Surname]]: Herbert '''Einstein'''. He was kidnapped by the USSR [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] to work on the atomic bomb.
7th Aug '14 3:08:09 PM Korodzik
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The scene with Allan escaping the retirement home. It's just an old man opening a window and feebly climbing through, but the music...
30th Jul '14 8:25:15 AM ricjac
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''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' (Swedish: ''Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann'') is a 2009 novel by Jonas Jonasson. It was adapted into a film in 2013.

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''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' (Swedish: (Original title: ''Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann'') is a 2009 novel by [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] author Jonas Jonasson. It was adapted into a film in 2013.
9th Jul '14 2:27:36 AM Korodzik
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!!The 2013 film provides examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: A lot of Allan's historical adventures have been removed. Bosse was AdaptedOut.
20th Apr '14 12:46:15 PM najhoant
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''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' (Swedish: ''Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann'') is a 2009 novel by Jonas Jonasson.

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''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' (Swedish: ''Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann'') is a 2009 novel by Jonas Jonasson.
Jonasson. It was adapted into a film in 2013.



* BadassGrandpa: Allan certainly has his moments of this during the present storyline



** The chief of Iran's domestic security and intelligence keeps putting out his cigarette in Allan's coffee. Allan exploits this by filling his cup with black-died nitroglyceryne.

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** The chief of Iran's domestic security and intelligence keeps putting out his cigarette in Allan's coffee. Allan exploits this by filling his cup with black-died black-dyed nitroglyceryne.
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