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Karlsson on the Roof (1974)

99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Karlsson is a very short, very portly and overconfident man who lives in a small house hidden behind a chimney on the roof of a very ordinary apartment building, on a very ordinary street in Stockholm. When Karlsson pushes a button on his ...See moreKarlsson is a very short, very portly and overconfident man who lives in a small house hidden behind a chimney on the roof of a very ordinary apartment building, on a very ordinary street in Stockholm. When Karlsson pushes a button on his stomach, it starts a clever little motor with a propeller on his back allowing him to fly. Karlsson is the best at everything, at least according to himself. But there is, in fact, one thing at which he excels: being a playmate to a young boy named Svante, but nicknamed Lillebror (little brother), who lives in the apartment building with his family. Karlsson is quite mischievous, often getting Lillebror in trouble, but everyone in the end - even Lillebror's family, his cranky uncle, and their dour housekeeper - grow to like Karlsson and appreciate his sense of humour, energy, and good nature. See less
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Writer
Astrid Lindgren (novel "Lillebror och Karlsson på taket") (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Editor
Jan Persson (as Jan Pehrson)
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Release date
Dec 2, 1974 (Sweden)

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14 cast members
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Lars Söderdahl
Svante 'Lillebror' Svantesson Svante 'Lillebror' Svantesson   See fewer
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Mats Wikström
Karlsson Karlsson   See fewer
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Catrin Westerlund
Lillebror's Mother Lillebror's Mother   See fewer
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Stig Ossian Ericson
Lillebror's Father Lillebror's Father   See fewer
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Staffan Hallerstam
Bosse Svantesson Bosse Svantesson   See fewer
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Britt Marie Näsholm
Bettan Svantesson Bettan Svantesson   See fewer
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Nils Lagergren
Krister Krister   See fewer
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Maria Selander
Gunilla Gunilla   See fewer
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Catti Edfeldt
Woman with flowers Woman with flowers   See fewer
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Jan Nygren
Karlsson (voice) Karlsson (voice)   See fewer
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Maud Hansson
Mrs. Johanson, the sales agent Mrs. Johanson, the sales agent   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 1,831 votes