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Sweet Land (2005)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 July 2008 (Brazil)
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In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

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Young Inge
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Old Inge
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Young Lars
Stephen Pelinski ...
Old Lars
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Young Olaf
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Old Olaf
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Young Frandsen
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Old Frandsen
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Donna Torvik
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Mae Torvik
Kirsten Frantzich ...
Lee
Stephen Yoakam ...
Einar Torvik
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Rose Torvik
James Cada ...
Minister Thorwald
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Sarah Torvik
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Storyline

As Inge buries her husband Olaf on their Minnesota farm in 1968, we relive her life story as she tells her grown grandson about how she arrived from Germany in 1920 as Olaf's postal bride and of the obstacles they overcame in order to marry... Written by Lillian LaSalle

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Rated PG for brief partial nudity and mild language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,860 (USA) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$1,706,325 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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Trivia

Most of the Norwegian and German was not scripted, but made up by the actors during filming and is gibberish. See more »

Goofs

They harvest an entire field of corn between the two of them, when they get back to the barn, the crop is suddenly wheat. They go through the whole "separating the wheat from the chaff" process, and pour the seed into sacks. See more »

Quotes

Brownie: You hungry? hungry?
[rubs stomach]
Inge: I could eat a horse.
Brownie: Well we could find dat.
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Soundtracks

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Music and Lyrics by Thomas Lieberman (as T.F. Lieberman)
Published by Liza Rose Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Thomas Lieberman (as Tom Lieberman)
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wonderful movie
30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a German mail order bride who moves to a small, Minnesota town filled with Norwegians who don't exactly embrace difference.

The movie creates a palatable tension between doing what you need to do to fit in with your community (what you're "supposed" to do) and finding love with someone who is different (what you should do).

That message resonates in today's political climate.

A funny, poignant, wonderfully acted movie, Sweet Land has the confidence to treat us as if we are intelligent. It lets us fill in the blanks and trusts us to understand what's going on without telling us everything. While this makes us work a little rather than sit back and be spoon fed the entertainment, the effort is well worth it.

For example, when characters speak German, instead of using subtitles, the filmmakers know we'll get the gist of the scene - even though we don't get the exact verbiage. Selim lets the emotion carry us and it works. This is delicate work but it's handled with care and talent.

Sweet Land is about how love is stronger than fear.

Very, very good movie...the kind they don't make in Hollywood. I'd compare it to Jean de Florette and the sequel Manon of the Spring. It's a simple story with complex emotions where the smallest details, like someone taking a huge bite of potatoes, say a lot.

Excellent movie.


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