Land-of-Mine -
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Land of Mine

Taking place in May 1945 only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million land mines that had been scattered along the West Coast by the German occupying forces. In charge of the enfeebled young men performing the dangerous task is Sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen. Like so many of his fellow Danes, he has a deep hatred for the Germans after having suffered five years of hardships during the occupation. He lets his rage rain down on the prisoners, until one day a tragic incident makes him change his view of the enemy even if it may be too late.


Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s Applause won two awards at Karlovy Vary and was selected for Toronto. Land of Mine stars breakout actor Roland Møller (Northwest), 2012 Silver Bear winner and 2013 Shooting Star Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair) and up-and-coming German actors Louis Hofmann and Joel Basman.

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ORIGINAL TITLE - Under sandet
CATEGORY - Drama
DANISH RELEASE - 23.10.2015
STATUS - Completed
RUNNING TIME - 101 min.
DIRECTOR - Martin Pieter Zandvliet
SCREENPLAY - Martin Pieter Zandvliet
APPEARANCES -

Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman

PRODUCER - Mikael Christian Rieks
PRODUCTION - Nordisk Film Production
INTERNATIONAL SALES -

K5 Media Group GmbH / Konradinstr. 5 / 81543 München / Germany


TAGS:
AT VENICE, TORONTO & SAN SEBASTIAN
AT VENICE, TORONTO, AUSTIN & SAN SEBASTIAN