Land of Mine

Land of Mine (Under Sandet, 2015)

Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Writers: Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Stars: Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann


The movie takes plays in the days after Germany’s capitulation in May 1945, in the hour of reckoning after five year of occupation. A group of young German war captives are extradited to the Danish authorities and is sent to the west coast, where they are ordered to remove more than 2 million landmines that the German occupational force has placed under the sand along the coast line. With their bare hands, crawling in the sand, the young men perform the life threatening job under orders of the Danish military captain, Carl Leopold Rasmussen. The film is inspired by authentic events. It is assumed that more than 2000 German soldiers were sent as volunteers to demine the area and that around 250 German soldiers lost their lives, while 600 of them were mutilated.

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