Sweet Land


1h 50m 2006

Brief Synopsis

When Lars Torvik's grandmother Inge dies in 2004, he is faced with a decision--sell the family farm on which she lived since 1920, or cling to the legacy of the land. Seeking advice, he turns to the memory of Inge and the stories that she had passed on to him. Inge arrives in Minnesota in 1920 to ma

Film Details

Also Known As
Wedding Photo, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT/LIBERO
Location
Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

When Lars Torvik's grandmother Inge dies in 2004, he is faced with a decision--sell the family farm on which she lived since 1920, or cling to the legacy of the land. Seeking advice, he turns to the memory of Inge and the stories that she had passed on to him. Inge arrives in Minnesota in 1920 to marry a young Norwegian farmer named Olaf but her German heritage and lack of official immigration papers makes her an object of suspicion in the small town, and she and Olaf are forbidden to marry. Alone and adrift, Inge goes to live with the family of Olaf's friend and neighbor Frandsen and his wife Brownie, where she learns the English language, American ways, and a hard-won independence. Inge and Olaf slowly come to know each other, and against the backdrop of endless farmland and cathedral skies they fall in love, a man and woman united by the elemental forces of nature. Still unable to marry, they live together openly, despite the scorn of the neighbors and the disapproval of the local minister. But when his friend Frandsen's farm is threatened by foreclosure, Olaf takes a stand, and the community unites around the young couple, finally accepting Inge as one of their own.

Crew

Erin Acker

Production Coordinator

Clint Allen

Unit Production Manager

Ace Allgood

Post-Production Supervisor

Ace Allgood

Associate Producer

Kurt Angell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kurt Arner

Consultant

James Bakkom

Production Designer

Crist Ballas

Makeup

Gil Bellows

Coproducer

Paul Berglund

Property Master

Jim Bigham

Producer

Lynn Blumenthal

Casting Director

Randy Bobo

Sound Designer

Gerard Bonnette

Sound Mixer

Jill Broadfoot

Set Decorator

Slater Crosby

Camera Operator

Slater Crosby

Director Of Photography

Alan Cumming

Producer

David Dancyger

Coproducer

Eric Davies

Assistant Director

Emily Davis

Art Director

Ed Driscoll

Executive Producer

Howard Ellis

Associate Producer

Charlie Gerszewski

Editing

Rachelle Gibson

Script Supervisor

John Handeen

Consultant

Melanie Harris

Other

Stephen Hays

Executive Producer

Gill Holland

Executive Producer

Vicki Jenkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Carla Kihlstedt

Music Composer

Gary S Kohler

Executive Producer

Andy Kris

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Kultgen

Sound Editor

Lillian Lasalle

Executive Producer

Tom Lieberman

Executive Producer

Tom Lieberman

Music Supervisor

Joan Lynn

Casting Director

Derek Mccallum

Consultant

Mack Melson

Sound Mixer

Eden Miller

Costume Designer

Terry Moore

Executive Producer

Gregory J Niska

Gaffer

Mark Orton

Music

John Pycha

Key Grip

Thomas Rope

Coproducer

Masami Saito

Hair Stylist

Ali Selim

Screenplay

Ali Selim

Producer

Robin Selim

Coproducer

Stuart Skrien

Location Manager

James Stanger

Editor

Gary Surber

Construction Coordinator

C Elizabeth Trumble

Production Accountant

David Tumblety

Director Of Photography

Rudy Van Zyl

Assistant Director

Will Weaver

Source Material

Wayne Wedland

Construction Coordinator

Mike Weldon

Editing

Film Details

Also Known As
Wedding Photo, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT/LIBERO
Location
Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2006

Released in United States November 17, 2006

Released in United States October 18, 2006

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2007

SWEET LAND is the first independently produced carbon neutral film.

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2007

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2006 (Minneasota)

Released in United States October 18, 2006 (New York City)

Released in United States November 17, 2006 (Los Angeles)