Directed by JAN TROELL
Screenplay by JAN TROELL and
The land is harsh, the people poor and desperate. In the early 1850s a group of Swedes from the province of Smaland pack their few belongings and emigrate to America in hope of a better life. There, Karl Oskar (Max von Sydow) stakes out a fine farm for himself, his wife (Liv Ullman) and family in the Minnesota woods.
A rigorously simple and familiar saga, The Emigrants is made eloquent through the tone and the telling. Director Jan Troell gives life and...