The Emigrants Poster

Release Date: 1971

PG|2 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Karl Oskar Nilsson (Max von Sydow) and his wife, Kristina (Liv Ullmann), work a farm in a cold and desolate area of rural Sweden in the middle of the 19th century. The growing privations of their life, combined with increasing social and religious persecution, cause the Nilssons and many of their neighbors to strike out for the United States. Following a treacherous ocean crossing and an equally grueling land passage, the emigrants find themselves in the seemingly idyllic land of Minnesota.

Cast: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern, Aina Alfredsson, Allan Edwall, Monica Zetterlund, Pierre Lindstedt

Director: Jan Troell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB

Keywords: Family, Daughter, Touching, Husband, Wife, Son, Quest


Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Foreign Film - Foreign Language
Winner Best Actor
Guldbagge Award (1971)
Winner Bästa film
Guldbagge Award (1971)
Nominated Foreign Language Film