The Emigrants (1971)
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Director/writer Jan Troell's expansive saga deals with the Larsen family, who during the 19th century famine in Sweden emigrate to the more fertile fields of Minnesota. With painstaking detail, the director follows the Larsens as they make the perilous (and, to some of their fellow immigrants, fatal) journey by foot, steamer, train, and paddle boat. The film, which originally ran 190 minutes but was pared down to 150 by its director for American consumption, earned Academy Award nominations for
Mar 8, 1971 Wide
Max von Sydow
Anders Her Son
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The Emigrants is a stately, pictorially romantic chronicle of the lives of a small group of peasants for whom existence at home becomes so tenuous that emigration seems the only solution.
The acclaim for this 1971 151-minute revisionist epic on the settlement of America still mystifies me.
One of the best films to show the tribulations, bravery and faith of the people who helped build this country.
Harsh yet poetic, Jan Troell's epic saga about Swedish emigration to America in the 19th century is superbly acted by Ullmann and Von Sydov, deservedly receiving Oscar nominations for best foreign-language and best picture.
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