Sweet Land

Synopsis: 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...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ali Selim
Production: Libero LLC
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
PG
Year:
2005
110 min
$1,265,486
Website
156 Views


Yeah. We're unified to ratify

the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

the American Constitution

so everyone can vote, especially women.

- That's what it's for. Here you go. Just sign this.

- [Norwegian]

Thank you. [Chuckles]

Just sign your name.

This is very important.

We all have to able to decide on how

we participate in our community, right?

We were opposed to the war, of course...

but we don't try to say that too loudly here

because people might get the wrong idea.

Might think that you're a sympathizer,

or something worse a lousy German.

- Yes.

- Yeah. [Chuckles]

Okay.

Mister, you... read?

Yeah, sure.

Uh "Dear Else...

I write to you with bad news."

Uh "The bank has foreclosed...

"on my farm, and I have been evicted.

"I hope you receive this letter in time.

Do not come now.

Jostein Amundsen."

Amundsen?

Amundsen?

[Chuckles]

Do you understand this?

Understand?

Do you understand this?

Amundsen no, no.

He'sAmundsen is not here.

He's not coming.

He's not here.

Uh

[Sighs]

Come with me.

I can help you. Come on.

Come on. Come here.

This way.

Wait.

[Train Whistle Blowing]

This way.

[Car Pulling Up]

[Footsteps Approaching]

[Loud Banging]

Are you from Snsa? Snsa!

Ja. Inge. Snsa.

[Banging On Door]

- You are from Snsa?

- Ja! Snsa! Inge!

[Banging On Door]

- You are here.

- Ja.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Hello. Inge.

[Banging On Door]

Snsa.

[Unlocking Door]

It's locked!

I know!

Inge from Snsa.

OlafTorvik?

[Sniffles]

Ah.

Thanks.

[Man]

Long trip, eh?

Ships are hideous.

Give me dry land any day.

I was just five years old

when we came across.

- When I came, they checked us

for sickness at Ellis Island.

- Ellis Island?

Yeah. All the doctors were German.

All they said was "tak."

Working in the United States of America,

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Will Weaver

Will Weaver, (born William Weller in Park Rapids, Minnesota in 1950), is an American author. more…

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