The Emigrants is the story of Kristina Nilsson, a mother who leaves a poverty- stricken Sweden with her family in the 1850s and sets out on a long, dangerous journey, hoping to find a better life for herself, her husband and her children in America.
During the mid-19th century, millions of Scandinavians left hunger and distress in the hope of a better life in America. In this monumental tale, we follow Kristina, Karl-Oskar and their young children who leave a poverty-stricken Sweden in the 1850s and set out on a long, dangerous journey across the Atlantic and into wild North America. Starring Lisa Carlehed (The Tunnel) and Gustav Skarsgård (Vikings), this stylish new adaptation of The Emigrants from internationally acclaimed Norwegian director Erik Poppe (Utoya - July 22, The King's Choice) is an epic period drama, based on the book by well-known author Vilhelm Moberg. With an ensemble cast featuring Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo, Sofia Helin and Lena Strömdahl, The Emigrants stands out as a poignant yet timeless story about who we are, where we belong, and how far we are willing to go to save our children and achieve our dreams.