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The New Land (1972) More at IMDbPro »Nybyggarna (original title)

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The New Land -- Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star in the Oscar-nominated continuation of "The Emigrants" saga about America's new settlers who carve homes and a new life out of the wilderness.


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Release Date:
26 February 1972 (Sweden) See more »
From "The Emigrants' dream, come the settlers struggle to survive...
The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Max von Sydow ... Karl Oskar

Liv Ullmann ... Kristina
Eddie Axberg ... Robert
Pierre Lindstedt ... Arvid

Allan Edwall ... Danjel
Monica Zetterlund ... Ulrika
Hans Alfredson ... Jonas Petter
Agneta Prytz ... Fina-Kajsa
Halvar Björk ... Anders Månsson, hennes son
Tom C. Fouts ... Pastor Jackson
Peter Lindgren ... Samuel Nöjd
Per Oscarsson ... Pastor Törner
Oscar Ljung ... Petrus Olausson
Karin Nordström ... Judit, hans hustru (as Karin Nordström-Järegård)
Larry Clementson ... Mr. Abbot
Georg Anaya ... Mario Vallejos
Ed Carpenter ... Regementsdoktorn
Bengt Ottekil ... Fredrik Mattsson
Elsa Hofgren ... Bordellmamman
Margita Nyström ... Horan
Hans Elfvin ... Sven, Danjels son
Solveig Samzelius ... Ragnhild, hans hustru
Leif Sandberg ... Grannen
Lasse Martinsson ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
Pelle Martinsson ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
Sara-Lena Arnoldsdotter ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
Frans Oddner ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
Yvonne Oppstedt ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
Linn Ullmann ... Karl Oskars och Kristinas barn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva-Lena Zetterlund ... Elin, Ulrikas dotter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jan Troell 
Writing credits
Bengt Forslund (screenplay) &
Jan Troell (screenplay)

Vilhelm Moberg (based on novels by)

Produced by
Bengt Forslund .... producer
Original Music by
Bengt Ernryd 
Georg Oddner 
Cinematography by
Jan Troell 
Film Editing by
Jan Troell 
Art Direction by
P.A. Lundgren 
Costume Design by
Ulla-Britt Söderlund 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup supervisor
Bengt Ottekil .... key hair stylist
Rose-Marie Ström .... assistant makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Production Management
Lennart Blomkvist .... unit manager
Suzanne Dansereau .... assistant production manager: USA
Lotti Ekberg .... assistant production manager
Curt L. Malmsten .... production manager
Art Department
Peter Høimark .... property master
Sound Department
Eddie Axberg .... sound mixer
Eddie Axberg .... sound
Berndt Frithiof .... sound re-recording mixer
Sten Norlén .... sound mixer
Sten Norlén .... sound
Tommy Sundqvist .... sound
Björn Öberg .... sound
Lars C. Lundberg .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ove Alström .... still photographer
Georg Engstrand .... gaffer
Rolf Holmquist .... first assistant camera
Dick Kehl .... gaffer: USA
Staffan Liljander .... first assistant camera
Stig Limér .... key grip
Pierre Rydberg .... key grip
Lasse Sandgren .... key grip
Editorial Department
Sten Lindberg .... color timer
Georg Oddner .... film editing advisor
Jan Persson .... film editing advisor
Other crew
Katinka Faragó .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nybyggarna" - Sweden (original title)
"The Settlers" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Unto a Good Land" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Mexico:157 min | USA:102 min | Sweden:204 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Karl-Oskar:[as Kristina dies] Kristina! Stay!See more »
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Featured in Liv Ullmann: Playing Kristina (2016) (V)See more »


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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Bound for DVD?, 30 October 2006
Author: tangoviudo from Philippines

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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