The movie was adapted by Bengt Forslund and Jan Troell from the novels Utvandrarna and Invandrarna by Vilhelm Moberg. It was directed by Troell.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Liv Ullmann), Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
The movie is in Swedish.
See also: Lindstrom, Minnesota