Year: 2015

Original Title: Under Sandet

Country: Denmark

Length: 100 minutes

Genre: Drama, History, War

Studios: Nordisk Film

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 04 2017

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Ranking: 9,198 out of 12,803 movies (up 2369)


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Martin Zandvliet brings a new perspective on the events after the Second World War. The director wanted to tell a story where the protagonists are the soldiers and the consequences that occurred after the signing of the Treaties of Peace. In 1945, after Germany surrendered and to sign peace, the II World War did not end for German soldiers, especially for young people. In the Danish west coast , they were forced to withdraw thousands of mines from the sand , did it by the Nazi army. The soldiers will have to work long hours without rest, in many cases, they was abused and treated as traitors of the nation, having to support multiple abuses of power, beatings, fights and scorn from the winners.


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Cast Land of Mine

Roland Møller

Sgt. Carl Rasmussen

Laura Bro


Louis Hofmann

Sebastian Schumann

Joel Basman

Helmut Morbach

Oskar Bökelmann

Ludwig Haffke



Trivia Land of Mine

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. In the movie the Danish Sgt. Rasmussen lead the mine clearing operation. In real life these missions were controlled by the British forces, but with German Officers in command of each team As of 2015 there still remains approximately 9900 german WW2 landmines on the west coast of Denmark in the area of Skallingen.