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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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Cast

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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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The Apple War  »

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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 »

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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Byssan lull
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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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