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The New Land

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Original title
Nybyggarna (The New Land)
Running time
204 min.
Sweden Sweden
Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund (Novel: Vilhelm Moberg)
Bengt Ernryd, Georg Oddner
Jan Troell
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AB Svensk Filmindustri
Drama | Immigration. 19th Century. Sequel
Synopsis / Plot
Continuation from "The Emigrants" - Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar live a better life than in Sweden, even though Kristina is very homesick in the begin. Karl-Oskar's brother and his friend Arvid go to California to follow the gold rush. However, Robert returns sick without Arvid who died on the way to California. Robert gets no better and dies. Later, Kristina dies while being pregnant. Karl-Oska r gets much older than her but feels very lonely during his last years.
1972: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1972: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
1972: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Actor (Eddie Axberg) and Actress (Monica Zetterlund)
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