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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
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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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  • Elizabeth Reasers' Norwegian pronunciation was so bad that after Dagbladet (one of Norway's biggest news-papers) stumbled upon this film, they posted a clip from it with the title "What is she trying to say?"
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): 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.
  • 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 (factual errors): In one early scene (in the church) Inge says in German, "Ich bin eine deutsche Fräulein" ("I am a German girl"). This is completely wrong German - a glaring grammatical mistake far too basic to be explained away as part of her character. "Fräulein", like all diminutives in German, is a neutral noun, so the correct rendering should be, "Ich bin ein deutsches Fräulein".
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