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The Emigrants (1971)
"Utvandrarna" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 March 1971 (Sweden)
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

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Sven-Olof Bern ...
Nils
Aina Alfredsson ...
Marta
Allan Edwall ...
Danjel
Monica Zetterlund ...
Ulrika
Pierre Lindstedt ...
Arvid
Hans Alfredson ...
Jonas Petter
Ulla Smidje ...
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Eva-Lena Zetterlund ...
Elin, Ulrika's daughter
Gustaf Färingborg ...
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Åke Fridell ...
Aron
Agneta Prytz ...
Fina Kajsa
Halvar Björk ...
Anders
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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a new land...a new hope...a new dream

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The movie and its sequel The New Land (1972) were Oscar nominated on the same year (1972), though in different categories. This is the first and only occurrence of such event. See more »

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On the train west a character shows an American silver coin and yells out it has "In God We Trust" on it. The scene is the 1850s and the motto was not added to American silver coins until 1867. See more »

Quotes

Kristina: Karl Oskar, I have to tell you something. I'm in that condition again.
Karl Oskar: Oh? It couldn't have come at a worse time.
Kristina: So I can't get pregnant so it fits for you? It's your fault I'm this way too, yours more than mine! You're the one who comes at a bad time!
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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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The Emigrants
30 August 2005 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The Emigrants is a Swedish film based on the novels of Swedish author Wilhelm Moberg. It is about the emigrants who sailed from Sweden in the 1850s to come to the United States. Max von Sydow is patriarch Karl Oskar. Liv Ullmann is his faithful wife, Kristina. The film shows the unbearable conditions which existed in Sweden, the agony of the ocean voyage and the promise of a better life in Minnesota. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA turned the novels into a musical in the 1990s. The music is Swedish folk music. They are trying to get an English version to Broadway. The Emigrants and its 1972 sequel, The New Land, provide a wonderful learning experience.


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