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Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton (1975)

Pimple-faced youth becomes a modern day Robin Hood on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Per Åhlin

Writer:

Tage Danielsson (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tage Danielsson ... Berättare (voice)
Per Andrén Per Andrén ... Karl-Bertil Jonsson (voice)
Marianne Stjernqvist Marianne Stjernqvist ... Hans ömma moder (voice)
Toivo Pawlo ... Hans stränge fader (voice)
Åke Fridell ... Byrådirektör H.K. Bergdahl (voice)
Catrin Westerlund ... Fru Bergdahl (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Cribbins ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Young Karl-Bertil dreams of becoming a modern-day Robin Hood. He spends the Christmas holiday working at the Post Office and makes sure that some of the Christmas gifts to the wealthy people are distributed to the less fortunate of the society. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

24 December 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Christopher's Christmas Mission See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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The story probably takes place in the 1940s but there are numerous, likely purposely, historical errors. For example the first Swedish TV broadcast didn't occur until 1954, and the movie they watch is referred to as "old" even though it's from 1944. See more »

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The best of swedish christmas.
25 December 2002 | by Make_me_badSee all my reviews

When it comes to christmas, we have some stupid traditions in sweden. One is the one-hour mix of seriously downsized disney movie-cuts. It´s one of the seeeeerious traditions here. I don´t like it, but it takes the attention of about 50 percent of the swedish population for one hour, so I guess it haves some kind of value. I always wonder what the other 4 million does between 3 and 4 in the afternoon... Anyway, the story about Karl-Bertil Jonsson is really what christmas is about. A young man who works at the post-office takes all the gifts that are adressed to the rich people, and then gives them to the less fortunate. When he have to admit this to his very capitalistic father what he has done, all hell breaks loose. His father forces him to go to everyone he has "stolen" from, and admit his crime, but to everyones surprise, all the rich people are just delighted whit Karl-Bertils little christmas-scam... It may sound silly, but the comments (impossible to give to you in english in their right value of entertainment, but trust me, I cry in my laughter every christmas), and the nice story, makes it impossible to not love this story. I pity the fools that not are

given the possibility to see this.


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