Emil and the Piglet

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Emil och griseknoen
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Directed by Olle Hellbom
Produced by Olle Nordemar
Written by Astrid Lindgren
Starring Jan Ohlsson
Lena Wisborg
Allan Edwall
Emy Storm
Björn Gustafson
Maud Hansson
Narrated byAstrid Lindgren
Music by Georg Riedel
Release date
  • 6 October 1973 (1973-10-06)
Running time
96 minutes

Emil and the Piglet (Swedish : Emil och griseknoen) is a 1973 Swedish film, the third of three films based on the Emil i Lönneberga books written by Astrid Lindgren. At the 10th Guldbagge Awards in 1974, Allan Edwall won the award for Best Actor. [1]

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  1. "Emil och griseknoen (1973)". Swedish Film Institute. 4 March 2014.
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