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Land of Mine

English title: Land of Mine
Original title: Under Sandet
German title: Unter dem Sand
Denmark, 2015

Director: Zandvliet, Martin
Production company: Nordisk Film Production
Co-producers: Amusement Park Films GmbH, ZDF
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 101 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
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.

Festivals:
Toronto IFF 2015, London IFF 2015, Gijon IFF 2015 (awarded), Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2015, European Film Award 2016, Rotterdam IFF 2016, Göteborg IFF 2016 (awarded), Cannes Ecran Junior 2017 (awarded), Tokyo IFF 2016 (awarded), Beijing IFF 2016 (awarded), Hong Kong IFF (awarded), Luxembourg IFF 2016 (awarded), Castellinaria Bellinzona 2016 (awarded), Oscar Nomination 2017

Website: http://www.facebook.com/undersandet

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
K5 International (GB)

Sold to:
Nordisk Film Biografdistr. (DK)
Koch Media
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (D)