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No country for old men : utopian stories of welfare society’s shortcomings in A Man Called Ove and The 100-Year-Old Man

Marklund, Anders LU (2018) In Journal of Aesthetics and Culture 10(Sup1). p.48-55
Abstract
This article explores the similarities between the two most successful Swedish films of the past years. Through a focus on the two elderly protagonists the article discusses how the films acknowledge challenges in these men’s lives and in both contemporary and past society, but effectively repackage any serious issue in a form that remains palatable to audiences in Sweden and internationally. Themes discussed include the Swedish welfare state, community and new families of choice, as well as aspects of globalization.
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Welfare society, family, ageing, reflective nostalgia, flashback narration, blockbuster
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Journal of Aesthetics and Culture
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10
issue
Sup1
pages
48 - 55
publisher
Co-action Publishing
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  • scopus:85049681476
ISSN
2000-4214
DOI
10.1080/20004214.2018.1438732
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English
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089cbe83-2ece-4418-902f-f8fb9139227c
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  abstract     = {This article explores the similarities between the two most successful Swedish films of the past years. Through a focus on the two elderly protagonists the article discusses how the films acknowledge challenges in these men’s lives and in both contemporary and past society, but effectively repackage any serious issue in a form that remains palatable to audiences in Sweden and internationally. Themes discussed include the Swedish welfare state, community and new families of choice, as well as aspects of globalization.},
  articleno    = {1438732},
  author       = {Marklund, Anders},
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  keyword      = {Welfare society,family,ageing,reflective nostalgia,flashback narration,blockbuster},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Sup1},
  pages        = {48--55},
  publisher    = {Co-action Publishing},
  series       = {Journal of Aesthetics and Culture},
  title        = {No country for old men : utopian stories of welfare society’s shortcomings in A Man Called Ove and The 100-Year-Old Man},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20004214.2018.1438732},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2018},
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