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Release Date:
26 February 1972 (Sweden) See more »
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The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins See more »
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Cast

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Max von Sydow ... Karl-Oskar

Liv Ullmann ... Kristina
Eddie Axberg ... Robert Nilsson
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
Georg Anaya ... Mario Vallejos
Ed Carpenter ... Medical officer
Bengt Ottekil ... Fredrik Mattson
Elsa Hofgren ... brothelmum
Margita Nyström ... Whore
Hans Elfvin ... Sven
Solveig Samzelius ... Ragnhild
Leif Sandberg ... Neighbour
Lasse Martinsson ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's son
Pelle Martinsson ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's son
Sara-Lena Arnoldsdotter ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's daughter
Frans Oddner ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's son
Yvonne Oppstedt ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's daughter
Linn Ullmann ... Karl-Oskar's and Kristina's daughter
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Eva-Lena Zetterlund ... Elin, Ulrika's Daughter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jan Troell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bengt Forslund 
Vilhelm Moberg  novel
Jan Troell 

Produced by
Suzanne Dausereau .... associate producer
Lotti Ekberg .... associate producer
Bengt Forslund .... producer
Art L. Malmsten .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bengt Ernryd 
Georg Oddner 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Troell 
 
Film Editing by
Jan Troell 
 
Production Design by
P.A. Lundgren 
 
Costume Design by
Ulla-Britt Söderlund 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist
Bengt Ottekil .... hair stylist
 
Art Department
Peter Høimark .... property master
 
Sound Department
Eddie Axberg .... sound editor
Eddie Axberg .... sound
Berndt Frithiof .... sound mixer
Lars C. Lundberg .... sound
Sten Norlén .... sound editor
Sten Norlén .... sound
Tommy Sundqvist .... sound editor
Björn Öberg .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ove Alström .... still photographer
Georg Engstrand .... electrician
Rolf Holmquist .... assistant camera
Dick Kehl .... electrician: USA
Staffan Liljander .... assistant camera
 
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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Runtime:
Mexico:157 min | USA:102 min | Sweden:204 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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:
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 »
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Karl-Oskar:[as Kristina dies] Kristina! Stay!See more »
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19 out of 20 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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