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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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Some of the work titles for this movie were: Svenska Jord (Swedish Earth), Lindberg and Glad och Mytisk (Happy and Mythical). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sten Wall: Can you imagine a better place for a popcorn stand?
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Featured in Svenska Ord i bild och tal (2006) See more »

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Änglamark
Music and Lyrics by Evert Taube
Performed by Sven-Bertil Taube
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Magical, timeless, hilarious spoof - A MUST SEE!!!
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Appelgriget (The Apple War) in the 70's with a group of friends and everyone LOVED it. It's a magical, timeless spoof on the battle between innocent generosity and greedy ambition that typically leads to war. This bloodless war is hilarious and leaves the audience cheering with delight and satisfaction. A MUST SEE!!! Best movie ever! Though it is a classic, it sadly is unavailable. I've been searching for years to see it again and share it with our kids and their friends. The Apple War would be a wonderful addition to any movie collection. Is there any chance this will be released on DVD with subtitles? It seems to have gotten lost in the Bermuda Triangle of movie classics, but as it is a timeless, funny masterpiece, it will hopefully become available to a troubled world that could use a great laugh and a message of hope with just a touch of magic.


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