The continuing saga of the Nilssons - husband and wife Karl-Oskar and Kristina, their several young children with another on the way, Karl-Oskar's younger brother Robert, and some of their extended family members such as Kristina's Uncle Danjel - and several of their Swedish compatriots is presented. This phase of their story begins where their saga in The Emigrants (1971) left off, in the fall of 1850, having just arrived in Minnesota from their native Sweden to begin what they hope will be a better life. They left Sweden because of the harsh and worsening conditions of their farm life, and chose Minnesota based on the stories of many of their Swedish friends who emigrated there before them. While Karl-Oskar goes through the process of setting up their homestead, eighteen year old Robert already has bigger dreams of striking it big in the California gold rush, something he is reluctant to tell Karl-Oskar until he is ready to leave if only having been under Karl-Oskar's guardianship ...
From "The Emigrants' dream, come the settlers struggle to survive...
26 February 1972 (Sweden)
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Also Known As:
La nueva tierra
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
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 an event. See more
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
I don't want to rock any more.
The USA television version, called "The Emigrant Saga" consists of this film plus its prequel, The Emigrants
, joined and re-edited together in chronological order and dubbed in English. See more
Referenced in Brutal TV: Episode #1.2