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Sweet Land (2005)

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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(short story "A Gravestone Made of Wheat"),

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9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Young Inge
... Old Inge
... Young Lars
Stephen Pelinski ... Old Lars
... Young Olaf
... Old Olaf
... Young Frandsen
... Old Frandsen
... Donna Torvik
... Mae Torvik
Kirsten Frantzich ... Lee
Stephen Yoakam ... Einar Torvik
... Rose Torvik
James Cada ... Minister Thorwald
Debbie DeLisi ... 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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Every journey ends at home. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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31 July 2008 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Wedding Photo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,860, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,706,325, 8 July 2007
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1.85 : 1
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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

Quiet Breathing
Music and Lyrics by Mark Orton, Thomas Lieberman (as T.F. Lieberman) and Haley Bonar
Published by Camp Watertown Music/Liza Rose Music
Quiet Breathing, LP (ASCAP)
Performed by Haley Bonar
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First Class Feature Film
1 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I attended the screening of Sweet Land in Montevideo on October 26. Originally scheduled for 2 shows each on 2 nights, the response was so overwhelming more shows were added.Sweet Land turned out to be a great love story that people of all ages can enjoy. I know I enjoyed it tremendously.. Spectacular acting producing and directing. Breathtaking rural Minnesota scenery. A stellar cast that features relative newcomers to experienced performers. I would love to tell you more but it would explain too much of the plot. With that all I can say is you will enjoy a great down to earth movie.. Truly a great job Ali, and all that were involved in the project. I cannot wait to see it again and look forward to when it hits the big screens across the country.


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