PG | | Drama, History
Småland, Sweden, mid-19th century. A farming family struggle with their rocky, unyielding land, and decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.
When filming the scene towards the end, where Karl Oskar walks off to find a better place for his settlement, director Jan Troell forgot to yell, "Cut." Max von Sydow just kept walking and walking, waiting for a "cut", and nobody realized until they took lunch.
No one is allowed to give communion unless they are ordained.
Danjel: As far as I know, nowhere in the Bible does it say that Our Lord Jesus was ordained.
On the train west a character shows an American silver coin and yells out it has "In God We Trust" on it. The scene is the 1850s and the motto was not added to American silver coins until 1867.
Also released as a four episode tv-version, 50min per episode: Episode 1 : "Stenriket" (The stone kingdom) Episode 2 : "En bonde bockar för sista gången" (A farmer bows for the last time) Episode 3 : "Ett skepp lastat med drömmar" (A ship loaded with dreams) Episode 4 : "Landet som tog emot dem" (The country that received them)