• United States
  • 1985
  • 89 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women in a prosperous farming community. Six years later, during Ronald Reagan’s second term, he returned to find drastic economic decline. Free of stereotypes about America’s “heartland,” God’s Country, commissioned for American public television, is a stunning work of emotional and political clarity.

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »

From the Eclipse Shelf


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »


On Five

Seen ’em Malle

By Michael Koresky January 12, 2007

I just got back from an around-the-world trip to Minnesota, India, and Paris, and I did it all in about seven days. I’m not proud to admit that all of that traveling was actually done from the . . . Read more »