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The Apple War (1971)

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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 »

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Tage Danielsson
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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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apple War See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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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Funny fanciful tale of magical retribution
29 August 2005 | by glaxonaSee all my reviews

I loved this film when I first saw it in Seattle at the Egyptian Moore Theater in 1972. The Moore used to run this film regularly, and there was as much a cult following for this film as for Rocky Horror.

Great fun, with giants and other magical bits and pieces conspiring to rid their town of a corporative nightmare, "Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists." Gentle fun and a lot of laughs.

Although not available on DVD (though I once found a bootleg copy dubbed in German on VHS!), The Apple War would be welcomed by a lot of folks, as would other films of this era, such as "Cat and Mouse" by Claude LeLouch, "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin," "No, Actually," and many, many others. There were a lot of terrific films and television series made in the 1970s, just prior to video becoming a household commodity, and I feel sure there is a ready market on couches around the world just waiting for their release.


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