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In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their... See more »

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Sgt. Carl Rasmussen
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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 (as Zoé Zandvliet)
Mads Riisom ...
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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Friedrich Schnurr
Julius Kochinke ...
Johann Wolff
Aaron Koszuta ...
Gustav Becker
Levin Henning ...
Albert Bewer
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Danish Sergeant
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Danish Soldier
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Red Cross Nurse Lone Nielsen
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Officer Givens
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Officer Garth
Suri ...
Dog Otto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Hejl ...
Danish Soldier (uncredited)
Martin Roskowetz ...
Britischer Soldat (uncredited)
Kim Winther ...
Danish Soldier (uncredited)
Thomas Østergaard ...
British Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Martin Zandvliet

Written by

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Martin Zandvliet ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel Baur ... executive producer
Malte Grunert ... producer
Mette Høst Hansen ... post producer
Torben Majgaard ... executive producer
Arno Neubauer ... line producer: Germany
Louise Birk Petersen ... line producer
Mikael Chr. Rieks ... producer
Oliver Simon ... executive producer
Henrik Zein ... executive producer

Music by

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Sune Martin

Cinematography by

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Camilla Hjelm ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Per Sandholt
Molly Marlene Stensgaard

Editorial Department

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Alexander Beyer ... in house producer
Bernie Greiner ... colorist

Casting By

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Simone Bär

Production Design by

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Gitte Malling

Art Direction by

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Seth Turner

Set Decoration by

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Kay Anthony

Costume Design by

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Stefanie Bieker
Claudia Maria Braun

Makeup Department

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Désirée Delic ... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Kreuzer ... Hair/Makeup Designer
Christoph Kunzmann ... special makeup effects artist
Paulin Pospischil ... makeup artist
Mike Reinecke ... makeup artist
Sonia Salazar-Zivoder ... makeup artist (as Sonia Salazar Delgado)

Production Management

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Rebekka Garrido ... post-production supervisor
Hjördis Knauer ... Chaperone at Summer Houses
Mona Lessnick ... Unit Production Manager
Arno Neubauer ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Kirby ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Florian Albertsen ... assistant set decorator
Markus Bendler ... picture vehicle coordinator
Harry Bollhöfener ... construction foreman
Luis Bramsen ... props
Lene Ejlersen ... property master
Sebastian Hanusch ... Standby Props
Trine Jensen ... props
Henning Jördens ... set dresser
Stig Lyhne ... set dec assistant
Snorre Krogh ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Adrian Baumeister ... dialogue editor
Malte Bieler ... sound effects editor
Johannes Elling Dam ... sound engineer
Lars Ginzel ... re-recording mixer
Uli Himstedt ... foley assistant
Daniel Iribarren ... adr editor
Martin Langenbach ... foley artist
Mikkel Nielsen ... sound effects recordist
Andreas Sandborg ... sound trainee
Nani Schumann ... foley editor
Ivo Seewald ... boom operator
André Stiebe ... sound mix technician
Peter Storm Wich ... sound trainee
Christoph Wieczorek ... foley mixer
Rasmus Winther Jensen ... supervising sound editor (as Rasmus Winther)
Markus Wurster ... sound mix technican

Special Effects by

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Mark Hedegaard ... pyrotechnician
Carl Oscar Høimark ... special effects technician
Hummer Højmark ... special effects coordinator (as Hummer Høimark)
Svend Hübner ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Gilberto Arpioni ... lead compositor
Jean-Michel Boublil ... visual effects supervisor
Cristiano Cesolari ... technical director
Ernest Dios ... on-set visual effects supervisor
Jack Dunn ... digital compositor
Benoit Imbert ... digital compositor
Frank Jentner ... digital matte painter
Johannes Masanz ... digital compositor: Automatik VFX
Marlies Schacherl ... visual effects coordinator
Philipp Weinrich ... visual effects producer: the post republic

Stunts

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Kristoffer Bruhn ... stunts
Jan Böhme ... stunt double
Oliver Juhrs ... stunt double
Anders Nylander Thomsen ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tao Ahler ... drone operator
Stefan Ciupek ... digital camera supervisor: day for night sequences
Niclas Fusager ... electrician (as Niklas Fusager)
Lars Krogsgaard ... focus puller
Noah Lynnerup ... gaffer
Kasper Mønster ... best boy
Anders Holck Petersen ... steadicam operator
Red Rental ... camera equipment
Lars Peen Rodt ... video assistant
Peter Junker Sørensen ... best boy (as Peter Juncker Sørensen)
Gordon A. Timpen ... still photographer
Henry Williams ... key grip

Casting Department

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Patrick Dreikauss ... additional casting / additional casting: Germany

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Doris Bartelt ... set costumer
Freya Magdalena Herrmann ... costume trainee
Theresa Anna Luther ... wardrobe
Steffen Sureck ... set costumer

Location Management

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Benjamin Ackermann ... location manager
Nic Diedrich ... location manager
Jacob-Ole Remming ... location manager
Marten Riese ... location scout

Other crew

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Avis ... car rental
Amanda Bach ... runner
Sanne Balsløv ... production accountant
Grit Belitz ... Project Coordinator
Romain Bruzeau ... caterer
Johannes Elling Dam ... sound equipment
Klaus Dencker ... animal wrangler
Simone Dietrich ... dialect coach
Felix Eisele ... business affairs
Andreas Feldfos ... runner
Eve Gabereau ... distribution
Jens Georg Hansen ... Insurance Brokers
Mette Høst Hansen ... post producer
Petra Hench ... caterer
Steffi Hiller ... production accountant
Dorothee Hufschmidt ... Production Coordinator (as Dodo Hufschmidt)
Anders Thomas Jensen ... script consultant
Mette Kloumann Jensen ... production accountant
Vera Maria Jung ... production assistant: from 10.07.15
Ada Kaalund ... production accountant
Scott Kirby ... 1st AD
Karina Kirkeby ... 2nd AD
Reinhard Klebeck ... Military Advisor
Martin Kucklack ... travel agent
Philipp Lumpp ... caterer
Liv Lynge ... post supervisor
Oliver Mai ... caterer
Lene Mortensen ... production accountant
Johnny Nielsen ... trailer rental
C. Romanowski ... animal provider
Constanze Schuster ... Fabric Art/Aging
Karina Skovgaard ... script/continuity
Nina Tipsmark ... production assistant
Tilmann Vierzig ... assistant production accountant
Luisa Wolf ... Production Assistant

Thanks

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Anders Frithiof August ... special thanks
Anders Thomas Jensen ... special thanks
Paprika Steen ... special thanks
Thomas Østergaard ... Thanks to ww2Tommies

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Distributors

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In post-World War II Denmark, the Danish government puts their hated German prisoners of war to work clearing the 1.5 million land mines from the western beaches of the country. At one such beach, Sgt. Carl Leopold Rasmussen finds himself in charge of one such labor unit and finds they are largely all inexperienced boys. As the boys struggle to complete and survive their dangerous work, Sgt. Rasmussen's hate for Germans gradually cools as he grows to understand the horrific situation these child soldiers are in even as the mines claim more and more victims. Eventually, the boys and the Sergeant must decide what can be done in a situation that would be later be denounced by later generations as the worst war crime in Danish history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines They survived World War II. Now they have to survive the clearing. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Under the Sand (Denmark)
  • Unter dem Sand - Das Versprechen der Freiheit (Germany)
  • Unter dem Sand (Germany)
  • Land of Mine (World-wide, English title)
  • Land of Mine (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget DKK35,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,164,333, 06 Aug 2017

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Trivia The film was shot at historically authentic locations, including in Oksbøllejren and areas in Varde. See more »
Goofs The boys keep having the same 'fresh' haircut throughout the movie (that covers three months). It's unlikely that they had a hairdresser around, or even a pair of scissors. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.120 (2017). See more »
Quotes Lt. Ebbe Jensen: If they are old enough to go to war, they are old enough to clean up.
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