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Sweet Land [videorecording]: A Love Story

Libero and Jeff Lipsky present a film by Ali Selim, a LaSalleHolland Production in association with Beautiful Motion Pictures, I 20 dB Films, Libermania and Channel Z Films ; producers Jim Bigham, Alan Cumming, Ali Selim ; written and directed by Ali Selim
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Inge is a feisty German mail-order bride who has come to Minnesota to marry Olaf, a young Norwegian immigrant farmer of few words. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister openly forbids the marriage. Inge and Olaf fall in love despite the town's disapproval. But when the town banker attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen, Olaf takes a stand.
Director
Ali Selim
Performers
Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Lois Smith, Ned Beatty, Alan Cumming, Alex Kingston, John Heard, Paul Sand, Tom Gilroy, Jodie Markell, Patrick Heusinger.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
111 min.
Language
English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: PG; for brief partial nudity and mild language
Notes
  • Inspired by the short story "A gravestone made of wheat" by Will Weaver.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
  • Special features: Commentary by cast and crew ; 'Sweet Land : a labor of love story' featurette ; Theatrical trailer.
Credits
Cinematographer, David Tumblety ; editor, James Stanger ; composer, Mark Orton ; costume designer, Eden Miller ; production deisgner, James R. Bakkom.
Published
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
Publisher no.
2244974 Twentieth Century Fox
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround.
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