The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) (1971)
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as Karl Oskar
as Jonas Petter
as Danjel's wife
as Ulrika's Daughter
as Fina Kajsa
as Fina Kajsa
as Anders, Her Son
as Mans Jakob
as Patter Jackson
as 1st Mate
as 2nd Mate
as Capt. Lorentz
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Critic Reviews for The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
It's very slow, subtly acted, and if you can last the course, quite moving
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.
physical and sensory components are essential to the film's dramatic effectiveness, and Troell weaves them quiet masterfully into the fabric of his characters' lives
Audience Reviews for The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
A great movie with amazing performances from Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow. It does start to ramble on in the last half but it is well written, directed, and has really strong production values
The Swedish "Little House" is aided by a European sensibility to be evenly paced and with great subtlety. A tale of a proud but not grandstanding people.
**** (out of four) Spralling and wonderfully told tale of Swedish emigrants crossing the ocean for a new life in America. Heartfelt and uplifting, it features memorable performances from Liv Ullman and Max Von Sydow.