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The Emigrants

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Original title
Utvandrarna (The Emigrants)
Running time
191 min.
Sweden Sweden
Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund (Novel: Vilhelm Moberg)
Erik Nordgren
Jan Troell
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AB Svensk Filmindustri
Drama | Immigration. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
A profoundly touching celebration of the American experience, this landmark epic film was made in Sweden and recounts the dramatic and resourceful Swedish emigration to America in the 19th century. Tired of poverty, tyranny, social injustice, and religious persecution in their homeland, they settled in the Midwest to create a new and better world.
1971: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1972: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Movie, Director, Actress (Liv Ullmann), Adapted Screenplay
1972: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
1972: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best Film
1971: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film
1972: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Actor (Eddie Axberg)
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