Jan Troell's sequel to the extremely successful The Immigrants, The New Land starts where the previous film ended, where the swedish immigrant Karl Oskar (Max von Sydow) and his family goes further than any one to get the best piece of land. And it's there our friends decides to settle for the rest of their lives, but Karl Oskar's young brother Robert (Eddie Axberg) wants to go to California to join the gold rush. Every one seems to enjoy themselves in this "new world" except Karl Oskar's wife Kristina is homesick, as she tends to hold on to the tradition while all the others integrates and begins to speak English.
I really did love the first film, but this chapter isn't that great compared with the first one, it's some times a little boring and I would have enjoyed to see more of the English influence to hear the main cast speak some English. But besides that it's a good film, with a lot of great images and wonderful music. It got all the things that The Emigrants have, except the epic scale. Thumbs up.