PG | | Drama, Romance
In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.
Elizabeth Reasers' Norwegian pronunciation was so bad that after Dagbladet (one of Norway's biggest news-papers) stumbled upon this film, they posted a clip from it with the title "What is she trying to say?"
Dreams? Yes, you have?
Young Olaf: I have work, I don't have dreams.
Inge: Crows have dreams!
Young Olaf: "Ducks".
Inge: ...pheasants, all have dreams. But not you!
Young Olaf: Ducks don't have dreams. They get cold, they fly south.
During the train depot scene, the pendulum of the regulator clock on the wall is not moving yet as the scenes progress, the hands of the clock move from 2:10 to 3:30. Impossible for hands to move without the pendulum as it was not an electric clock and certainly not a quartz movement circa 1920.
English, German, Norwegian
$41,860 (USA) (15 October 2006)
$1,706,325 (USA) (8 July 2007)