7.8/10
7,050
18 user 73 critic

Under sandet (2015)

Trailer
2:04 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
1,973 ( 328)
26 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm
Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade
Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
Tanna (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa
9. april (2015)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle... See full summary »

Director: Roni Ezra
Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Pilou Asbæk, Gustav Dyekjær Giese
Elle I (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
Bacalaureat (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici
Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sebastian Schumann
...
Helmut Morbach
...
Lt. Ebbe Jensen
...
Karin
Zoe Zandvliet ...
Elisabeth, Karins Daughter
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some grisly images, and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Land of Mine  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The use of German children for post WW2 mine sweeping has by many historian been declared as the worst case of war crimes ever conducted by the Danish state. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Inhuman humans
18 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie tries to show the human nature of the German soldiers. Young, good kids who were forced to clean up the mine fields that were made by their fathers, uncles and brothers. However, watching the movie, I remembered the Babi Yar, a place in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev. That is the most notorious and the best documented place of massacres Germans committed in two days of September 1941, wherein 33,771 Jews were killed. Those Jews were mostly women and children. They didn't wear uniforms, and they never fought against Germans. And those good, human German soldiers forced the Jews to dig their grave and then shot them with machine guns. Can we forget that? Can we forget that Germans came to the Land of Mine to kill innocent people? Can we see a human side in their inhuman deeds? Those kids shown in the movie could become the same German soldiers who would shoot in cold blood innocent civilians. Half of them died while taken out the mines. And half of my family perished when Germans came to the Land of Mine. That's why even 71 years after the war ended I am still unable to see Germans as humans. And the movie... It's well done. Good movie for those who have no personal experience with meeting the real German soldier.


11 of 60 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sgt. Carl Rasmussen frenki-83463
US Release Date richardjohnson-37650
myth or correct maratonrunner
The ending Cleo08
Damn good! benth04
Subtitles fineen
Discuss Under sandet (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?