MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,426 this week

The New Land (1972)
"Nybyggarna" (original title)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 1,851 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 4 critic

The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The New Land" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The New Land (1972)

The New Land (1972) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The New Land.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Emigrants (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Poetic documentary about the polar expedition of S. A. Andrée (1897) which Troell had dramatized in "Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd" (1982). Some of the photos are authentic pictures preserved ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler, Rolf Lassgård
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen
Presence (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gunnel Hemmel, Georg Oddner, Klaus Rifbjerg
Ole dole doff (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A weak and tormented teacher is pushed to the limit by his obnoxious students.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Per Oscarsson, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Kerstin Tidelius
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart
Oxen (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge ... See full summary »

Director: Sven Nykvist
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewa Fröling, Erland Josephson
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Amanda Ooms, Rikard Wolff, Björn Granath
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Göran Stangertz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.

Director: Tage Danielsson
Stars: Monica Zetterlund, Lars Ekborg, Birgitta Andersson
Bang! (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Susan Hampshire, Alf Hellberg, Kristina Kamnert-Suneson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Eddie Axberg ...
Pierre Lindstedt ...
Arvid
Allan Edwall ...
Danjel
Monica Zetterlund ...
Ulrika
Hans Alfredson ...
Jonas Petter
Agneta Prytz ...
Fina Kajsa
Halvar Björk ...
Anders Månsson
Tom C. Fouts ...
Pastor Jackson
Peter Lindgren ...
Samuel Nöjd
Per Oscarsson ...
Pastor Törner
Oscar Ljung ...
Petrus Olausson
Karin Nordström ...
Judit Olausson (as Karin Nordström-Järegård)
Larry Clementson ...
Mr. Abbot
Edit

Storyline

This film continues from where Utvandrarna (1971) left off. Starting a new life in the New World from almost nothing is not easy. The winters and summers are more extreme than in the Old World. But the immigrants are rewarded for their hard work. They now live a better life than they did in Sweden. Bad times also come, however. The civil war starts and the Sioux Indians make a bloody uprising against the white settlers. Karl-Oskar's family survives all these. His brother, Robert, decides to seek his fortune in the gold fields of California. He never reaches California but acquires some fortune from his boss who dies of yellow fever on the way to the gold fields. An immigrant Swede dupes him of this fortune. Robert returns to his brother where he dies from a disease contracted on the trip. Kristina, whose thoughts never leave Sweden, has several more births and gets pregnant again against the advice of her doctor. This last pregnancy kills her. The children grow up and take over the ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 February 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La nueva tierra  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 12,117,000 (Sweden)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie and its prequel The Emigrants (1971) were Oscar nominated on the same year (1972), though in different categories. This is the first and only occurrence of such event. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes, when Karl Oskar is taking the family to the new settlement, the boom mic is visible in the upper left corner for the entire shot. See more »

Quotes

Karl-Oskar: [as Kristina dies] Kristina! Stay!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sneak Previews: Best Films of the '70s (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The continuation of an American saga
20 August 2001 | by (Lexington, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

"The New Land" is the second half of a story started in Troell's "The Emigrants," which depicted the struggles of a band of Swedish peasants in their move to America. Here, several of the settlers- such as the priest and the prostitute- move away in the first half-hour and reappear here and there throughout the rest of the film. The plot focuses on Karl-Oscar, his wife Kristina, and the family they try to raise in the Minnesota wilderness.

Von Sydow and Ullmann are given a chance to embellish on their characters, and they both do excellent work. Axberg also does a fine job of lending more depth to the character of Robert, Karl-Oscar's rebellious younger brother. There is also material worked in that examines the mistreatment (and eventual uprising) of local Native Americans and the futile searches for gold in the north. These other elements do not always seem to fit with the central story, but they effectively add to the sense of time and place anyway.

"The New Land" does not have the same emotional impact that "The Emigrants" had, but it develops the two central characters more and intelligently explores how they learn to adapt to their new life. Put together, these two films convincingly illustrate the plight of those who forged our frontier.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anti-Bergman michuk
english subtitles jijineiro
run times? kbenko
'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' available in US winstonnc
Good book, awful movie tomas-107
Discuss The New Land (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?