The Emigrants

(1971)

Overview

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World.

  1. Jan Troell

    Director, Writer

  2. Vilhelm Moberg

    Novel

  3. Bengt Forslund

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Karl Oskar

  2. Liv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann

    Kristina

  3. Allan Edwall

    Allan Edwall

    Danjel

  4. Eddie Axberg

    Eddie Axberg

    Robert Nilsson

  5. Monica Zetterlund

    Monica Zetterlund

    Ulrika

Full Cast & Crew

The Emigrants
The Emigrants

Recommendations

Facts

Original Title Utvandrarna

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 4, 1972
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Swedish

Runtime 3h 11m

Budget -

Revenue -

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

100

Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page