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The Apple War (1971)

Äppelkriget (original title)
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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Jean Volkswagner, dir, Schweiz
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Sten Wall, PR-man
Sture Ericson ...
Larsson i Tofta (s) riksdagsman
Ingvar Ottoson ...
Werner Affeman, privatchaufför (as Ingvar Ottosson)
Per Waldvik ...
Hans Nilsson, mobilt utebud
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Kerstin Gustafson, kommunfullmäktig
Sten Kärrby ...
Tore Gustafson, innehavare (as Herr K)
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Anna Lindberg
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Eberhard Lindberg
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Severin Lindberg
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Luft-Hanna Lindberg
Anne-Marie Nyman ...
Agnes Lindberg
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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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January 1975 (USA)  »

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Trivia

While filming a tall, skinny man with glasses and a black mustache kept walking around the sets and getting into picture, ruining takes. Eventually director Tage Danielsson lost his temper and asked the man to leave. The whole cast and crew started laughing. It turned at that the annoying man was actor Martin Ljung and that it all was just a prank the crew played on Tage. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sten Wall: Can you imagine a better place for a popcorn stand?
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Connections

Featured in Svenska Ord i bild och tal (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Änglamark
Music and Lyrics by Evert Taube
Performed by Sven-Bertil Taube
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National Anthem?
5 February 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

If a movie can be a national anthem, this movie is it - for Swedes and Sweden. Comics Tage and Hasse hit every note right in this remarkable and "lucky" movie. When "Äppelkriget" is shown in Svenska Ord festivals - the whole country turns out. Maybe you have to be Swedish to fully appreciate this wonderful flick - but with music by national bard Evert Taube and a magnificent cast, this movie simply cannot fail!


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