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
From "The Emigrants' dream, come the settlers struggle to survive...
26 February 1972 (Sweden)
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Also Known As:
La nueva tierra
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
When Robert and Arvid are in the desert and Robert falls into the pit, you can see the shadow of director Jan Troell holding the camera. See more
[as Kristina dies