Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!
Few films detail the immediate aftermath of conflict and occupation from the Second World War. Land of Mine, a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, exposes the previously hidden story of Denmark’s darkest hour.
“The film works as a moving anti-war essay and as a gripping thriller.” – Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
In the days following the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, German POWs held in Denmark were put to work by the Allied Forces. With minimal or no training in defusing explosives, they were sent to remove in excess of two million of their own landmines from the Danish west coast. During this process, more than half of them were killed or severely wounded. Writer/director Martin Zandvliet sheds light on this historical tragedy as the entry point to a story that involves love, hate, revenge and reconciliation. (Dir. by Martin Zandvliet, 2016, Denmark/ Germany, in Danish/ German/ English with English subtitles, 100 mins., Rated R)