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. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests make it tough. One of their children even starves to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planning the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World.
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a new land...a new hope...a new dream
Did You Know?
The movie and its sequel Nybyggarna
(1972) were Oscar nominated on the same year (1972), though in different categories. This is the first and only occurrence of such event. See more
Black slaves are shown chained to the Lake Erie steamboat leaving Buffalo, New York, circa 1850. Slavery had been abolished in the State of New York since 1827. See more
What will be our turn to use the kitchen soon?
Not for awhile. It's as crowded as church pews for the mass at Christmas.
Also released as a four episode tv-version, 50min per episode: Episode 1 : "Stenriket" (The stone kingdom) Episode 2 : "En bonde bockar för sista gången" (A farmer bows for the last time) Episode 3 : "Ett skepp lastat med drömmar" (A ship loaded with dreams) Episode 4 : "Landet som tog emot dem" (The country that received them) See more
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