|Toate pînzele sus|
|Written by||Radu Tudoran|
|Screenplay by||Mircea Mureșan, Alexandru Struteanu|
|Directed by||Mircea Mureșan|
|Country of origin||Romania|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Production company||Romanian Television|
|Original release||March 13, 1977|
Toate pînzele sus is a TV series of the Romanian Television (TVR), a film adaptation of the novel of the same name, Toate pînzele sus!("All Sails Up!"), written by Radu Tudoran.
Produced between 1976 and 1978, the series presents the adventures, which became legendary, of two friends, the Romanian Anton Lupan and the French Pierre Vaillant. Anton Lupan leaves in search of the schooner L'Esperance, his and his friends' ship, without knowing that it has been attacked by pirates. But, above all, he is searching for Pierre, so they can leave together for an unknown land; those who have tried to penetrate this land have died or have returned, after terrible trials, without success in exploring it. He finds the ship, but no one knows anything about his friend. Anton Lupan is forced to leave alone to journey over the Atlantic, with Tierra del Fuego as his destination. The crew has many adventures, facing Moorish pirates and trying to save the cook when he gets in trouble by making reckless bets in Latin American ports. The men are courageous and upright, and so they manage to overcome all their trials and follow their captain with confidence in searching for his missing friend.
The scenario for the series, based on Radu Tudoran's novel Toate pînzele sus! (1954), was written by Alexandru Struțeanu and Mircea Mureșan. The series was filmed in the Film Production Center studios in Bucharest; the producers benefited the support of the party and state organs from Constanța and Tulcea counties, and of the Ministries of Transport and Tourism. Shooting took place in the years 1975–1976.
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