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by Martin Pieter Zandvliet


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.

international title: Land of Mine
original title: Under sandet
country: Denmark, Germany
sales agent: K5 International Ltd
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
film run: 100'
release date: DK 3/12/2015
screenplay: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
cast: Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
cinematography by: Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
film editing: Molly Malene Stensgaard, Per Sandholt
art director: Gitte Malling
music: Sune Martin
producer: Mikael Christian Rieks
production: Nordisk Film Production A/S, Amusement Park Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: DFI, DR, Varde Kommune, Den Nissenske Familiefond, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderungs, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Eurimages
distributor: Nordisk Film A/S


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2015Platform
Rome International Film festival 2015 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 

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