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.
Most of the Norwegian and German was not scripted, but made up by the actors during filming and is gibberish.
You hungry? hungry?
Inge: I could eat a horse.
Brownie: Well we could find dat.
In one early scene (in the church) Inge says in German, "Ich bin eine deutsche Fräulein" ("I am a German girl"). This is completely wrong German - a glaring grammatical mistake far too basic to be explained away as part of her character. "Fräulein", like all diminutives in German, is a neutral noun, so the correct rendering should be, "Ich bin ein deutsches Fräulein".
English, German, Norwegian
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