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Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017)



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In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.


Roland Møller
as Sgt. Carl Rasmussen
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
as Lt. Ebbe Jensen
Louis Hofmann
as Sebastian Schumann
Joel Basman
as Helmut Morbach
Emil Belton
as Ernst Lessner
Osakar Belton
as Werner Lessner

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It's clear from the way writer-director Martin Zandvliet sets up the story that the fiery Rasmussen... will eventually soften. It's to the film's credit that he does so in ways that are eminently believable.

December 16, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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A classic wide-screen World War II epic but with a number of unsettling twists.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Justifiably chosen as an Oscar semi-finalist, this stunning film demonstrates with appropriate nuance the mixed feelings of a Danish sergeant toward his German captives.

January 19, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Land of Mine carefully sidesteps the clunky pun of its title to tell a powerful, moving story of young men sacrifiiced to war and its equally violent aftermath.

January 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
South China Morning Post

It's the journey rather than the destination that's affecting.

January 8, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Yet such lack of character development wouldn't be so significant if it didn't converge with the sidestepping of larger issues.

January 3, 2017 | Full Review…
Film Comment Magazine

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