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Sweet Land

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival, Sweet Land is a poignant and lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience. Based on Will Weaver’s short story A Gravestone Made of Wheat and shot on location in Southern Minnesota.

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Released: Oct 21st, 2005
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Sweet Land Main Cast

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Elizabeth Reaser
Elizabeth Reaser
plays Young Inge
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
plays Old Inge
Patrick Heusinger
Patrick Heusinger
plays Young Lars
Stephen Pelinski
Stephen Pelinski
plays Old Lars
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
plays Young Olaf
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Inge, in the latter half of the movie, is wearing black Dansko clogs. They were not available at the time of this story.
  • Dan Futterman was originally cast as Olaf, but by the time the movie was ready to shoot, Futterman was committed to Capote so he recommended Tim Guinee for the role.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The film takes place in 1920, however, the Farmall tractor that Brownie is driving is a Farmall "F" series that was not made until 1932.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Even without the use of a mechanical thresher, Inge and Olav would have had horse-drawn machinery to harvest and thresh corn in the 1920s. Harvesting corn by hand scythe and threshing it by hand are outdated techniques by the year 1880, much less 1920.
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