Sweet Land

20th Century Fox   (2005) / Region 1
Sweet Land

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Sweet Land

Winner of multiple film festival awards - including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature - Sweet Land is "a lovely, old-fashioned farm romance quietly doubling as a commentary on immigration and American identity" (The Boston Globe). "Intelligently written, brilliantly cast" (Variety) and "beautifully shot" (Chicago Tribune), this haunting tale of love, struggle and endurance offers an "emotion-packed" (The Hollywood Reporter) view of this country often overlooked by the history books.

Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) is a feisty German mail-order bride who has come to Minnesota to marry Olaf (Tim Guinee), a young Norwegian immigrant farmer of few words. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister (John Heard) openly forbids the marriage. Inge and Olaf fall in love despite the town's disapproval. But when the town banker (Ned Beatty) attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen (Alan Cumming), Olaf takes a stand...and the community unites around the young couple, finally accepting Inge as one of their own.


  • Length
  • Rating PG
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 09 2007
  • Production Year 2005
  • Empire SKU 1321448
  • UPC Code 024543449744
  • Studio  20th Century Fox
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish


Commentary by Cast and Crew
Sweet Land: A Labor Of Love Story Featurette
Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

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