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?
This film was fittingly filmed on location in both Sweden and the U.S. Although set in Minnesota, however, the scenes in America were actually filmed in Wisconsin near the border with Iowa. See more
Some US $1 bills shown with a design that was not created until 1935, eighty years after the scene takes place. See more
I don't want to rock any more.
Referenced in Brutal TV: Episode #1.2