The EmigrantsClosed Captioning
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Nominated for five Academy Awards -- including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress -- is the epic tale of one Swedish family's pursuit of the American dream during the great Swedish migration to the American Midwest in the 1850s. Magnificent performances by Oscar-nominee Max von Sydow ("Awakenings," "Hannah and Her Sisters") and the acclaimed Liv Ullmann ("Scenes from a Marriage," "Cries and Whispers") make history come alive.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 9.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: Infinitely absorbing and moving.
Fresh: It's very slow, subtly acted, and if you can last the course, quite moving
English vs Swedish
Why is "The Emigrants" available only in a dubbed English-language version, while the sequel "The New Land" is available in the original Swedish? I've been trying to track down the original movies for years now.