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Under sandet (2015)

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A young group of German POWs are made the enemy of a nation, where they are now forced to dig up 2 million land-mines with their bare hands.

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Cast

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Sebastian Schumann
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Helmut Morbach
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Lt. Ebbe Jensen
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Karin
Zoe Zandvliet ...
Elisabeth, Karins Daughter
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Soldier Peter
Oskar Bökelmann ...
Ludwig Haffke
Emil Belton ...
Ernst Lessner
Oskar Belton ...
Werner Lessner
Leon Seidel ...
Wilhelm Hahn
Karl Alexander Seidel ...
Manfred
Maximilian Beck ...
August Kluger
August Carter ...
Rudolf Selke
Tim Bülow ...
Hermann Marklein
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In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for violence, some grisly images, and language | See all certifications »
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3 December 2015 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Land of Mine  »

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$13,754 (USA) (10 February 2017)

Gross:

$21,506 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was shot at historically authentic locations, including in Oksbøllejren and areas in Varde. See more »

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In the opening scene after Sgt. Rasmussen takes a flag from a German soldier we see him yelling at another soldier with nothing in his hands. In the next shot the flag is back in his hand. See more »

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Magnificent Anti-War Film
13 August 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1945, in Denmark, after the defeat of Germany, the tough veteran Sergeant Carl Rasmussen (Roland Møller) is assigned by Lieutenant Ebbe Jensen (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) to defuse and remove 2.2 million mines in the Danish West Coast to make the beaches safe. Carl receives a group of teenage Germans prisoners of war to clear mines. With the formal promise of Ebbe, Carl tells to the youngsters that when the task is accomplished, the survivors would be released to return to Germany. After the initial hostility with the enemy, Carl realizes that the POWs are too young and befriends the boys. But when a mine in a clear area blows up his dog, Carl forces the boys to walk together on the safe areas to check whether any mine was left behind. Months later, the survivors complete their task but Ebbe sends them to another mined field. What will Carl do?

"Land of Mine", a.k.a. "Under sandet", is a magnificent anti-war film based on real events in Denmark where German POWS were sent to clear German mines on the beaches in a violation of Geneva Convention. The plot also shows the behavior and relationship of persons in power and the defeated ones and in the end there is no difference of who is who. Ebbe is as cruel as a Gestapo Commander and most of the POWs have the same concerns of any teenager, seeking for a job or to be with family and friends. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Terra de Minas" ("Land of Mines")


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