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Land of Plenty (2004)

 |  Drama, War  |  7 October 2004 (Germany)
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A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

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Sherman
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The American daughter of missionaries Lana returns to Los Angeles from Palestine to work in a mission helping homeless people. Lana was born in Ohio and raised in South Africa and Middle East, and she is an authentic citizen of the world, connected through Internet and aware of how other people see the lack of culture and knowledge and exaggerated patriotism of average American people. Her unique relative is her unknown uncle Paul, a veteran of Vietnam War that cut relationships with his family and is bigot and paranoid. Paul lives in a surveillance van, lives as if he were a secret agent, sees conspiracy and terrorist cells everywhere, and has a great prejudice against Arabs and other non-American breeds after the September, 11th. They meet each other, and when they see the murder of a poor Pakistanis nearby the mission, they travel together to the small town of Trone to deliver his corpse to the family, where Paul sees a different reality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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7 October 2004 (Germany)  »

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Angst and Alienation in America  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,842 (Hong Kong) (1 July 2005)

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$3,842 (Hong Kong) (1 July 2005)
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Trivia

This was Gloria Stuart's final acting role before her death on September 26, 2010 at the age of 100. See more »

Goofs

When Henry picks Lana up from the airport, a member of the crew is visible in the rear window of his pickup truck, holding a bounce board to reflect light on the actors. See more »

Quotes

Paul: They're trying to destroy our country. They're trying to infect us. I'm not going to let them.
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Connections

References The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) See more »

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The Beautiful Occupation
Written by Fran Healy (as Francis Healy)
Performed by Travis
Courtesy of Epic Records and Independiente Ltd. and SINE
A Division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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17 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful movie. With both main characters one could relate not to their viewpoints or naïve ways but to the persons themselves. I admit that this movie might just work better with European audiences but I feel that the leading roles were more inspired by an ideal than just by the American cliché. Also I understand that Lena and Paul were initially ideas who now live in that movie. There's more to them than just the missionary and the lunatic patriot. Even though it shows things that go wrong, it's very positive. For an outsider who has seen a bit of this country it's a mixture between reality and the imagination about that country. Maybe this movie is stronger in its pictures and moments of interpersonal relations than in its political dialogs.


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