Promised Land

Drama by Gus Van Sant. A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Promised Land
United States 2012
  • Czech
107 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Steve Butler (Matt Damon) has been sent to the countryside in McKinley with his sales associate Sue Thomason. The town is suffering from protracted economic repression, and the two experienced businessmen find its residents easy prey – they intend to offer them money to buy the mining rights to their farmland, which, given the conditions, most will surely accept as a solution to their difficult financial situation. It looked like everything would be done in a few days. But things get complicated – firstly, the community considers everything together under the guidance of the esteemed teacher Frank Yates, and secondly, Steve falls for Alice. When sophisticated environmental activist Dustin Noble arrives on the scene, personal and professional dilemmas reach an all-time high.

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Director: Gus Van Sant
Based on: Dave Eggers
Screenplay: John Krasinski, Matt Damon
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
Music: Danny Elfman
Sound: Colette D. Dahanne, Leslie Shatz, Robert Jackson
Editing: Billy Rich
Production Design: Daniel B. Clancy
Producer: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Chris Moore
Co-production: Mike Sablone, Drew Vinton
Costumes: Juliet Polcsa
Cast: Matt Damon, Benjamin Sheeler, Terry Kinney, Carla Bianco, Joe Coyle, Hal Holbrook, Dorothy Silver, Frances McDormand, Titus Welliver, Lexi Cowan


2013 – Gus Van Sant (Special Mention)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.