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Nybyggarna (1972)

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

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Danjel
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Ulrika
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Jonas Petter
Agneta Prytz ...
Fina-Kajsa
Halvar Björk ...
Anders Månsson, hennes son
Tom C. Fouts ...
Pastor Jackson
Peter Lindgren ...
Samuel Nöjd
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Pastor Törner
Oscar Ljung ...
Petrus Olausson
Karin Nordström ...
Judit, hans hustru (as Karin Nordström-Järegård)
Larry Clementson ...
Mr. Abbot
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The continuing saga of the Nilssons - husband and wife Karl-Oskar and Kristina, their several young children with another on the way, Karl-Oskar's younger brother Robert, and some of their extended family members such as Kristina's Uncle Danjel - and several of their Swedish compatriots is presented. This phase of their story begins where their saga in The Emigrants (1971) left off, in the fall of 1950, having just arrived in Minnesota from their native Sweden to begin what they hope will be a better life. They left Sweden because of the harsh and worsening conditions of their farm life, and chose Minnesota based on the stories of many of their Swedish friends who emigrated there before them. While Karl-Oskar goes through the process of setting up their homestead, eighteen year old Robert already has bigger dreams of striking it big in the California gold rush, something he is reluctant to tell Karl-Oskar until he is ready to leave if only having been under Karl-Oskar's guardianship ... Written by Huggo

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From "The Emigrants' dream, come the settlers struggle to survive...

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Drama | Western

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26 February 1972 (Sweden)  »

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La nueva tierra  »

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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 »

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When the Indians are hanged and their hanging dead bodies are seen in a long shot, one of the dead men's legs are seen flexing. See more »

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Karl-Oskar: [as Kristina dies] Kristina! Stay!
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Bound for DVD?
30 October 2006 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

This is an extraordinary film, which I gave 10 out of 10 even if Warner Brothers, the film's theatrical distributor, cut the film in half for its American release. If ever this film (and its predecessor, "The Emigrants") makes it to DVD, I sincerely hope those 102 minutes are restored, so that I can at last see the film that Jan Troell intended for me to see.

As it looks on video, "The New Land" is still magnificent - its depiction of Swedish immigrants settling in frontier Minnesota outdoing every Western ever made. Be sure to look for the scene that George Lucas stole wholesale where Max von Sydow slaughters an ox and places his freezing son inside it during a snowstorm.


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