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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 »
Gustav Dyekjær Giese
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.
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