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The Apple War (1971)

Äppelkriget (original title)
A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of ... See full summary »

Director:

Tage Danielsson

Writers:

Hans Alfredson (a film by), Tage Danielsson (a film by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Per Grundén ... Jean Volkswagner, dir, Schweiz
Gösta Ekman ... Sten Wall, PR-man
Sture Ericson ... Larsson i Tofta (s) riksdagsman
Ingvar Ottoson Ingvar Ottoson ... Werner Affeman, privatchaufför (as Ingvar Ottosson)
Per Waldvik Per Waldvik ... Hans Nilsson, mobilt utebud
Yvonne Lombard ... Kerstin Gustafson, kommunfullmäktig
Sten Kärrby Sten Kärrby ... Tore Gustafson, innehavare (as Herr K)
Monica Zetterlund ... Anna Lindberg
Håkan Serner ... Eberhard Lindberg
Hans Alfredson ... Severin Lindberg
Birgitta Andersson ... Luft-Hanna Lindberg
Anne-Marie Nyman Anne-Marie Nyman ... Agnes Lindberg
Nils Ahlroth ... Gustav Lindberg
Nils Nittel Nils Nittel ... Bert Lindberg
Mariette Fransson Mariette Fransson ... Janet Lindberg
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Storyline

A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of parliament are all in favor of the idea, although it will turn vast areas into parking lots for cars. The Lindberg family does not like the idea and with the help of a little magic, they start scheming against it. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy

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Trivia

Allmost all music in this movie was written by Evert Taube. Hasse and Tage wanted to use his music in order to give the movie a more Swedish touch. But they also asked him to write a new song for them. Tage explained the plot to Evert and mentioned that the land they were trying to rescue was called Änglamark (roughly translated to Angelland or Angeldomain). Taube liked the word and wrote the new song Änglamark which became the theme song of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sten Wall: Can you imagine a better place for a popcorn stand?
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Connections

Featured in Svenska Ord i bild och tal (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Änglamark
Music and Lyrics by Evert Taube
Performed by Sven-Bertil Taube
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Everybody leaves happy.
2 April 2000 | by sblattSee all my reviews

I saw Apple War, or Appelkriget, in the early 70's when it was showing at a university area theater. I probably went 4 times, and every time I saw the same thing: every single attendee left with a huge smile on his or her face. I've never experienced a movie that has had that affect on the entire audience. I just wish I could find a copy of this gem to see again. I can't believe that it would have lost its charm or glamour, and my life, and those of my friends, could use a little unadulterated joy.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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