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The Apple War (1971)

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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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Storyline

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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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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

Änglamark
Music and Lyrics by Evert Taube
Performed by Sven-Bertil Taube
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yeah, me too
18 March 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I too saw this film in the 1970s at the Venice Fox, which was then an art house and which has now been re-purposed for auctions or something. They screened it for a week; it was some sort of benefit, and I remember going a second time and dragging a few friends with me. It remains one of my all-time favorite films. My Swedish friend, Lennart, says that it is fairly well-known in Sweden and remains popular--it's a lot of fun but it's also a piece of devastatingly targeted agit-prop. I've been searching for it, on and off, since I saw it, in the face of blank stares from the vast majority of Americans, who have never heard of it, and even from clerks in independent video stores, who think I'm nuts. If only someone would make a DVD with English-language subtitles!


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