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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean Volkswagner, dir, Schweiz
... Sten Wall, PR-man
Sture Ericson ... Larsson i Tofta (s) riksdagsman
Ingvar Ottoson ... Werner Affeman, privatchaufför (as Ingvar Ottosson)
Per Waldvik ... Hans Nilsson, mobilt utebud
... Kerstin Gustafson, kommunfullmäktig
Sten Kärrby ... Tore Gustafson, innehavare (as Herr K)
... Anna Lindberg
... Eberhard Lindberg
... Severin Lindberg
... Luft-Hanna Lindberg
Anne-Marie Nyman ... Agnes Lindberg
... Gustav Lindberg
Nils Nittel ... Bert Lindberg
Mariette Fransson ... Janet Lindberg
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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 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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January 1975 (USA)  »

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The Apple War  »

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1.66 : 1
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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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Featured in Svenska Ord i bild och tal (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Calle Schewens vals
Music and Lyrics by Evert Taube
Performed by Martin Ljung, Max von Sydow, Monica Zetterlund, Birgitta Andersson,
Hans Alfredson and Evert Taube
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Wonderful, creative and unforgettable!
31 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie! I too saw it in Portland Oregon in the 70's. The movie became my #1 favorite and it's unfortunate that others have not seen it.

The assortments of characters in the film were each so delightful in their own way. I'm hoping to locate a copy with English subtitles so that I can share it with others and be delighted just as I was the first time when I viewed it.


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