Hugo and Josephine

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Hugo and Josephine
Directed by Kjell Grede
Produced by Göran Lindgren
Written by Kjell Grede
Based on Josephine,
Hugo and Josephine
and Hugo by
Maria Gripe
Starring Fredrik Becklén
Marie Öhman
Beppe Wolgers
Music by Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist
Release date
  • 16 December 1967 (1967-12-16) (Sweden)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Hugo and Josephine (Swedish: Hugo och Josefin) is a Swedish film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 16 December 1967,[1] written and directed by Kjell Grede. The film is loosely based on three novels by Maria Gripe, and it stars Fredrik Becklén and Marie Öhman in the lead roles, with Beppe Wolgers, Helena Brodin and Inga Landgré in supporting roles. The film won the Guldbagge Award for Best Film at the 5th Guldbagge Awards.[2]


The film was mostly shot in Kårsta between June–September 1967.[3]


The film is about a girl named Josephine (Marie Öhman), who is the daughter of a priest and live in the country. She has no friends, but one day she meets Hugo (Fredrik Becklén), who is the nephew of the gardener Gudmarson. Along with him and Gudmarson (Beppe Wolgers), she experiences a fantastic summer.



  1. ^ "Hugo och Josefin" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 16 December 1967. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hugo och Josefin (1967)". Swedish Film Institute. 1 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hugo och Josefin" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 1967. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 

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