Sweet Land (2006)

Sweet Land
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords 1920s
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mike Weldon Editing Additional Editing 120901 7000002
James Stanger Editor n/a 172 7000001
Slater Crosby Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Slater Crosby Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Charlie Gerszewski Editing Additional Editing 120901 7000003
Carla Kihlstedt Composer Additional Compositions 120836 8000001
James Bakkom Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Haley Bonar Vocals n/a 121032 8000004
Tom Lieberman Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Mark Orton Music n/a 120781 8000002
David Tumblety Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Erin Acker Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Clint Allen Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Will Weaver Source Material (from short story: "A Gravestone Made of Wheat") 120786 4000002
Ali Selim Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Howard Ellis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000016
Eric Davies Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Rudy Van Zyl Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Rachelle Gibson Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Stuart Skrien Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Ace Allgood Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000004
Jill Broadfoot Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Emily Davis Art Director n/a 183 9000003
John Pycha Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Gerard Bonnette Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Mack Melson Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000004
Steve Kultgen Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Gregory J Niska Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
C Elizabeth Trumble Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Paul Berglund Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Kurt Angell Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Gary Surber Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000002
Wayne Wedland Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Randy Bobo Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Andy Kris Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
John Handeen Consultant Farm History Consultant 120784 12000002
Kurt Arner Consultant Farm History Consultant 120784 12000001
Lynn Blumenthal Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Joan Lynn Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Derek McCallum Consultant Design Consultant(Song Slides) 120784 12000003
Eden Miller Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Vicki Jenkins Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000005
Crist Ballas Makeup Special Make-Up 353 13000003
Masami Saito Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Ace Allgood Associate Producer n/a 171 3000015
Thomas Rope Co-Producer n/a 170 3000014
Kristen Frantzich Actor Lee 1 1000016
Sage Kermes Actor Mae Torvik 1 1000015
Patrick Heusinger Actor Lars 1 1000014
Jodie Markell Actor Donna Torvik 1 1000013
Stephen Yoakam Actor Einar Torvik 1 1000017
James Cada Actor Minister Thorwald 1 1000018
John Paul Gamoke Actor Brekke 1 1000022
James Bakkom Actor Station Manager 1 1000021
Charlotta Mohlin Actor Else Jorgensdatter 1 1000020
Debbie DeLisi Actor Sarah Torvik 1 1000019
Stephen Pelinski Actor Older Lars 1 1000012
Paul Sand Actor Older Frandsen 1 1000011
Elizabeth Reaser Actor Inge Altenberg 1 1000005
Tim Guinee Actor Olaf Torvik 1 1000004
Lois Smith Actor Inge (as an older woman) 1 1000003
Ned Beatty Actor Harmo 1 1000002
Tom Gilroy Actor Comrade Vik 1 1000006
Alex Kingston Actor Brownie 1 1000007
Karen Landry Actor Rose Torvik 1 1000010
Robert Hogan Actor Olaf Torvik (as an older man) 1 1000009
John Heard Actor Minister Sorrensen 1 1000008
Barbara Kingsley Actor Disa 1 1000023
Stephen D'Ambrose Actor Clerk Of Court 1 1000024
Ed Driscoll Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Terry Moore Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Lillian LaSalle Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Gill Holland Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Tom Lieberman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Gary S Kohler Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
David Dancyger Co-Producer n/a 170 3000013
Gil Bellows Co-Producer n/a 170 3000012
Robin Selim Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Stephen Hays Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Ali Selim Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jim Bigham Producer n/a 3 3000002
Palmer Grinager Actor Auction Spotter 1 1000028
Dick Reignier Actor LaMotte 1 1000027
Raye Birk Actor Postal Clerk 1 1000026
Patrick Coyle Actor Martin 1 1000025
Tony Papenfuss Actor Gentleman Bidder 1 1000029
Wayne Evenson Actor Judge Sundby 1 1000030
Alan Cumming Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ali Selim Director n/a 2 2000001
Honey Actor Herself 1 1000031
Alan Cumming Actor Frandsen 1 1000001
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.