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The Apple War (1971)
"Äppelkriget" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  January 1975 (USA)
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A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Per Grundén ...
Jean Volkswagner
Gösta Ekman ...
Sten Wall
Sture Ericson ...
Larsson i Tofta
Ingvar Ottoson ...
Werner Affeman
Per Waldvik ...
Hans Nilsson
Yvonne Lombard ...
Kerstin Gustafsson
Sten Kärrby ...
Tore Gustafson - innehavare (as Herr K)
Monica Zetterlund ...
Anna Lindberg
Håkan Serner ...
Eberhard Lindberg
Hans Alfredson ...
Severin Lindberg
Birgitta Andersson ...
Luft-Hanna Lindberg
Anne-Marie Nyman ...
Agnes Lindberg
Nils Ahlroth ...
Gustav Lindberg
Nils Nittel ...
Bert Lindberg
Mariette Fransson ...
Janet Lindberg
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A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of parliament are all in favor of the idea, although it will turn vast areas into parking lots for cars. The Lindberg family does not like the idea and with the help of a little magic, they start scheming against it. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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SEK 11,265,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

All music in this movie was written by Evert Taube. Hasse and Tage wanted to use his music in order to give the movie a more Swedish touch. But they also asked him to write a new song for them. Tage explained the plot to Evert and mentioned that the land they were trying to rescue was called Änglamark (roughly translated to Angelland or Angeldomain). Taube liked the word and wrote the new song Änglamark which became the theme song of the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
Sten Wall: Can you imagine a better place for a popcorn stand?
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Byssan lull
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A wonderful farce
11 January 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a fabulous movie, and one that seems to have disappeared completely, at least from this country. I saw this movie in college, long ago and it was a wonderful surprise. It is along the same lines as 'Waking Ned Devine', full of oddball characters, a small isolated town, and the impingement of the outside world. If you can find this movie, count yourself lucky.

This is not a serious movie, and it's not quite ART, but it is very imaginative and has much to do with the Swedish culture, their sense of what's right, and their myths and legends. I was instantly charmed and nearly rolling on floor in fits of laughter. I highly recommend this movie.


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