Land Of Mine is one of those few films that details the immediate aftermath of conflict and occupation from the Second World War. It exposes the previously hidden story of Denmarks darkest hour. 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 these teenagers from Germany were to remove two million of their own landmines from the Danish west coast.
The ethical dilemma of sending boys to do mens work
To rectify a debt they incurred mostly as cannon fodder, is personified by the Danish military man named Rasmussen who trains and oversees them. As Land of Mine opens the POWs are subjected to verbal and physical abuse. This is done by Danish civilians finally venting their hatred for their longtime enemies. This is a brutal chapter in post-WWII history. Rasmussen shares their contempt. They begin to see the futility and cruelty of an endeavor that assumes the contours of revenge at its most brutal, rather than rough justice.
Land Of Mine is currently playing at Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley
The Release of this film is February 17, 2017. The Cast: Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, and Louis Hofmann. The other cast members are Joel Basman, Emil Belton, and Osakar Belton. The Director is Martin Zandvliet. This film is one hour and forty one minutes. 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.