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Section: Days of Swedish Cinema

Pippi in the South Seas (1970) 8

Sweden, Germany | 1970 | 86 min.

With their parents on vacation, Tommy and Annika spend time with their wonderful friend Pippi Longstocking at her cottage Villa Villekulla, until she finds a bottle with a message from her father Captain Efraim Longstocking, who warns her that he was captured by a band of evil pirates led by Blood-Svente and Jock the Knife, who hold him prisoner in their castle on the island of Porto Piluse, so they can find the secret location of his treasure. Pippi, Tommy and Annika then travel to Porto Piluse to rescue her father before he is forced to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure...

CountrySweden, Germany
Duration86 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Olle Hellbom
Director of Photography Kalle Bergholm
Music Jan Johansson, Georg Riedel
Edited by Jan Persson, Jutta Schweden
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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, Childhood, Fantasy, Teamwork