THE NEW LAND (Theatrical Release Sweden 1972)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

The New Land—a Jan Troell directed masterpiece—does not miss a beat in beautifully weaving the immigrants’ story from its trials to its joys, from its irreparable losses to its tremendous gains. Encore to the acting abilities of Max Von Sydow, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt, Liv Ullman, and the rest of the cast. There are not many films that command the scope and quality that this film does so naturally, seamlessly, and with such finesse.

Storyline

Swedish Karl Osker (Max von Sydow) carves a life from rugged wilderness for his family and future generations.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jan Troell for directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Bengt Forslund for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kristina (Liv Ullmann), Robert (Eddie Axberg), Arvid (Pierre Lindstedt), Daniel (Allan Edwall), Ulrika (Monica Zetterlund), Jonas Petter (Hans Alfredson), Fina Kajsa (Agneta Prytz), and Anders Månsson (Halvar Bjork).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film makes the best film’s list. Very well done. This film is the continuation of the 1971 film, The Emigrants.

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