Saturday, October 23, 2010

Megan suggests: Sweet Land

I was watching The Good Wife on TV the other night and enjoyed seeing Elizabeth Reaser and Alan Cumming on the same show. It made me think of a movie I had seen them in together a few years ago: Sweet Land.

Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) is an orphan from Norway who has come to rural Minnesota to marry Olaf, a young Norwegian immigrant farmer. Olaf's parents back in Norway have arranged the marriage, but the small farming town (and her future husband) soon find out that Inge is a German with no papers. Anti-German sentiment in Post World War I society impedes their marriage, but love eventually conquers all. Alan Cumming appears as Olaf's friend Frandsen, whose farm is in danger of foreclosure.

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