Dr. Miller, Uncle Louis, Mrs. Werner and writer Harry - four classic characters. Who is evil and who is good - it is not entirely clear. But it requires the youngsters Kaj, Peter, Marianne ...
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Dr. Miller, Uncle Louis, Mrs. Werner and writer Harry - four classic characters. Who is evil and who is good - it is not entirely clear. But it requires the youngsters Kaj, Peter, Marianne and six year old Tommy to figure it out during an eventful summer on idyllic Kullen in Skåne. Espionage, mysterious lights and strange code words suddenly become a part of everyday life, but also wild hunts in min shafts, kidnapping and nighttime burglary. It will be a summer they will never forget.Written by
This series was the starting point for a great career for the director Leif Krantz. Kullamannen is clearly inspired by Hitchcock and the first four episodes end with real cliff-hangers emphasized by the great music by Charles Redland. It is amazing how well the series stands up today. The characters are interesting and the actors all make a good performance. Leif Krantz had a few years earlier worked as a director's assistant with "Vi på Saltkråkan" so he was used to work with children. An example of how thoroughly the series is made is this. Sweden changed to right-hand traffic in September 1967 but the recordings for Kullamannen started in May 1967. In order not to look obsolete when it was shown for the first time all roads used were closed and the recording team had strict orders that all cars seen in the movie had to drive on the right side.
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