Listed in TV Guide as a 1968 release and in most other sources as a 1969 film, the Swedish Hugo and Josefin (Hugo och Josefin) was actually completed in 1967. Six-year-old Josefin (Marie Ohman) is the lonely, withdrawn daughter of the new minister. She is brought out of her shell by Hugo (Fredrik Becklen), a free-spirited lad with an abundance of self-confidence. Together with a gardener (Beppe Wolgers), Hugo and Josefin enjoy a series of harmless adventures. Based on a popular series of children's books by Maria Gripe, Hugo and Josefin made its American debut on the HBO cable network -- surprising, considering that the film is G-rated.
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