The 100 year-old man who climbed out the window and disappearedDVD - 2015 | Swedish
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Based on the book, a wonderful, amusing and dark humored tale of a 100-year old man with a fascinating life story.
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Alan's place in the Manhattan Project supplemented from book:
Every week that spring, the most important military people met for hours with the leading physicists, led by chief scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, while Allan filled their coffee cups and listened. ...on one occasion, to his own surprise, he heard himself say:
Alan: Excuse me, but why don’t you divide the uranium into two equal parts? It just sort of slipped out, while he was pouring coffee into Robert Oppenheimer’s cup.
Oppenheimer: What did you say?
Alan: Well, if you divide the uranium into two equal parts and slap them together only when it is time, then they’ll explode when you want them to.
Oppenheimer: Equal parts?
Alan: Well, perhaps you have a point there, professor. The parts don’t have to be equal in size, the important thing is that they are big enough when they come together.
-Regret doesn't do you much good, not unless you own a time machine. You know, regret doesn't undo the thing you regret doing.
-So... who does the money belong to? You didn't win it in the lottery.
-So what? Does anyone really own anything? I mean, everything seems to change hands sooner or later.
PM Erlander to Alan: Excuse me, I have to leave. The government is calling. That is to say, my wife.
There was never anything classified in that bag. Both the Russians and the Americans emptied their trash cans straight into it.
Alan: Not everyone gets that.
- What do you mean?
Alan: I mean, to have what you two have. Few are that lucky. Just go and tell her.
Alan: The very first person to scream at me was my mother. I don't remember it, but I'm sure she did. I'm sure I screamed too. I guess that is what babies do when they arrive in the world. I didn't get much time to hear my father scream. ...
Mother: You sound like your father, Allan. He was always thinking for no good reason. And see how he ended up. Thinking will get you nowhere. The only sure thing is that it is what it is. And that it will be what it will be.
Malmkping retirement home staff to cop who just wanted to go: Can you imagine? Running away from his own party! And I've spent so much time and effort on him, and he just disappears. We bought a huge marzipan cake, good for 40 people at the very least. We ordered it for him, because he likes marzipan cake. We usually get cream cakes. Marzipan gets stuck in old folks' teeth. What do I do with that cake now? The old folks here can't eat marzipan. I could consider a Black Forest cake, but it's not my birthday. ...
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