The Emigrants

Utvandrarna
by Jan Troell2h151971Sweden

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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests make it tough. One of their children even starves to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planning the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Dialogs : Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund
    • Production Compagny : AB Svensk Filmindustri
    • Original Music : Erik Nordgren
    • Sound Mixer : Eddie Axberg
    • Costume Design : Ulla-Britt Søderlund
    • Editing : Jan Persson, Jan Troell, Georg Oddner
    • Set Decoration : P.A. Lundgren
    • Photo Director : Jan Troell
    • Director : Jan Troell
    • Scenario : Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund
    • Executive Producer : Bengt Forslund
    • Original Work Author : Vilhelm Moberg
    • Sound Editing : Sten Norlén
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1971
    • French release date : 13 mars 1974
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : Swedish

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