LAND OF MINE

Showing From: Thursday 04 May 2017

LAND OF MINE
Under sandet
Cinema

Classification: MA15+
Director: Martin Zandvliet
Cast: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Denmark/Germany
From 4th May to 29th May

2017 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Foreign Language Film

Based on extraordinary true events, writer/director Martin Zandvliet’s multi award-winning historical drama tells a gripping story of redemption and forgiveness, as it follows a group of captured soldiers in Denmark in the immediate aftermath of WWII.

After the Nazi surrender in May 1945, a unit of young Germans – most barely out of their teens – are put to work by their Allied captors. With minimal training, they are placed under the supervision of a righteous and embittered Danish sergeant, Rasmussen (played by the superb Roland Møller, A Hijacking), and sent to locate and disarm Hitler’s munitions that still litter the beaches along Denmark’s west coast.

Scornful of the Germans for their five-year occupation of his country, the sergeant marches the boys out to the pristine dunes each day to perform this risky task. Yet as the days advance and he gets to know his young charges, especially the protective and pragmatic Sebastian (Louis Hofmann), Rasmussen grows more and more conflicted in his feelings, when compassion is the last thing his superiors wish to see extended…


“Impressive. Wonderfully tense and compassionate.”
Garry Maddox, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


“Powerful. A tense, compact drama about the way war undermines our sense of humanity. The characters are skilfully delineated and the acting is first-class.”
John McDonald, THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

“Powerfully visceral. An almost Kubrickian essay on the dehumanising mechanism of war. Superbly crafted and paced. A film of splendid virtues and bountiful emotional rewards.”
Peter Galvin, SBS FILMS