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Section: Days of Swedish Cinema

Pippi on the Run (1970) 8

Sweden, Germany | 1970 | 94 min.

When siblings Tommy and Annika Settergren come home late from playing at their friend Pippi Longstocking’s, they are greeted at home by nagging parents. Pippi joins the family at breakfast the following morning. When Tommy and Annika are asked by their family to pull weeds in the garden, they bitterly decide to run away from home. Feeling that their two children might be serious about this, the Settergrens send Pippi to look after them. Pippi, Tommy, and Annika disembark on a wild adventure. But the harsher their journey gets, the more Tommy and Annika learn they had it a lot better back at home after all...

CountrySweden, Germany
Duration94 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Olle Hellbom
Screenplay Astrid Lindgren
Director of Photography Kalle Bergholm
Music Georg Riedel, Olle Åkerfeldt, Hans Alfredson, Jan Johansson
Edited by Jan Persson
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A director, producer and screenwriter, he began in advertising and TV. He was famous in particular for films and TV series based on books by Astrid Lindgren, e.g. The Children of Bullerbyn Village (Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn, 1970), Emil of Lönneberga (Emil i Lönneberga, 1971), a series of films about Pippi Longstocking (1969-1970) and The Brothers Lionheart (Bröderna Lejonhjärta, 1977).

Action + Adventure, Literature, Friendship, Fantasy, Teamwork