Land of Mine / Under sandet

Martin Pieter Zandvliet (DK, 2015)

Under sandet (Martin Pieter Zandvliet, DK/DE, 2015)
Foto: Gordon Timpen;Christian Geisnæs;Henrik Petit

Taking place in May 1945 only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million land mines that had been scattered along the West Coast by the German occupying forces. In charge of the enfeebled young men performing the dangerous task is Sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen. Like so many of his fellow Danes, he has a deep hatred for the Germans after having suffered five years of hardships during the occupation. He lets his rage rain down on the prisoners, until one day a tragic incident makes him change his view of the enemy even if it may be too late.

CategoryDK/Feature
GenreDrama

Basic information

Danish titleUnder sandet
Director of PhotographyCamilla Hjelm Knudsen
ComposerSune Martin
Production designerGitte Malling
Danish theatrical release03.12.2015
Production countryDenmark/Germany
Dialogue languageDanish, German
Duration101 min.
Production companyNordisk Film Production
International saleK5 Media Group GmbH / Konradinstr. 5 / 81543 München / Germany / t +46 89 37 50 55 90 / office@k5film.com / www.k5film.com
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

Full credits

Direction
Karina SkovgaardContinuity
Script
Production
Malte GrunertProducer (Germany)
Henrik ZeinExecutive producer
Torben MajgaardExecutive producer
Lena HaugaardExecutive producer
Oliver SimonExecutive producer
Daniel BaurExecutive producer
Nina TipsmarkProduction assistant
Cinematography
Camilla Hjelm KnudsenDirector of Photography
Stills
Gordon TimpenStill photographer
Christian GeisnæsStill photographer
Henrik PetitStill photographer
Electrical dept.
Editing
Per SandholtEditor
Music
Sune MartinComposer
Production design
Gitte MallingProduction design
Wardrobe
Stefanie BiekerCostume designer
Makeup
Barbara KreuzerHair and makeup designer
Sound
Appearance
Roland MøllerSgt. Carl Leopold Rasmussen
Mikkel Boe FølsgaardLt. Ebbe Jensen
Louis HofmannSebastian Schumann
Joel BasmanHelmut Morbach
Oskar BeltonWerner Lessner
Emil BeltonErnst Lessner
Laura BroKarin
Oskar BökelmannLudwig Haffke
Leon SeidelWilhelm Hahn
August CarterRudolf Selke
Maximilian BeckAugust Kluger
Tim BülowHermann Marklein
Magnus BruunSoldat
Alexander RaschFriedrich Schnurr
Julius KochinkeJohann Wolff
Johnny MelvilleGivens, officer
Kim WintherSoldat
Mette LysdahlSygeplejerske
Zoe ZandvlietKarins datter
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Film 2016 RamDam FilmFestival 2016
Most Disturbing Movie 2016 RamDam FilmFestival 2016
Dragon Award Best Nordic Film 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Scandinavian Locations Award 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Warsteiner Audience Award:
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016
MovieZone Award 2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016
Grand Prix:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016
Audience Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016
Young Jury Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016
Best Danish Film 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016
Best Actor 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016
Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016
Best Danish Feature Film:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Audience Award 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Best Director:
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Best Screenplay 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Best Editing 2016 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2016
Audience Award 2016 Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2016
SIGNIS Jury Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016
Best Actor:
Louis Hofmann
2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016
Best Music 2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016
Ecumenical Jury Award 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016
FIPRESCI Award 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016
Adolph Zukor Prize [Grand Prize of the Jury] 2016 Miskolc International Film Festival 2016
Student Award 2016 WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 2016
Audience Award 2016 WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 2016
Audience Award:
Mikael Chr. Rieks
Martin Pieter Zandvliet
2016 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2016
Best Cinematography:
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016
Best Make-up:
Barbara Kreuzer
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016
Best Costume Design:
Stefanie Bieker
2016 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2016
Best Actor:
Roland Møller
Louis Hofmann
2015 Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
Audience Award 2015 Gijon International Film Festival 2015
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
German Film Days, Reykjavík 10-02-2017
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 10-12-2016
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 10-11-2016
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 22-10-2016
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 11-10-2016
WAR ON SCREEN International Festival of Cinema 28-09-2016
Sydney Film Festival 08-06-2016
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 20-04-2016
Beijing International Film Festival 08-04-2016
Hong Kong International Film Festival 21-03-2016
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 08-03-2016
Luxembourg City Film Festival 25-02-2016
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2016
Glasgow Film Festival 17-02-2016
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 27-01-2016
Sundance Film Festival 21-01-2016
RamDam FilmFestival 18-01-2016
Les Arcs European Film Festival 12-12-2015
Dubai International Film Festival 09-12-2015
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 20-11-2015
Gijon International Film Festival 20-11-2015
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 13-11-2015
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 06-11-2015
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015
Tokyo International Film Festival 22-10-2015
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2015
Rome International Film Festival 16-10-2015
London Film Festival 07-10-2015
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015
Toronto International Film Festival 10-09-2015
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Reviews and articles

Varia (BT - Seeberg, 25 January 2017)

Varia (Ekstra Bladet - Lykke, 25 January 2017)

Varia (Information - Ritzau, 25 January 2017)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 25 January 2017)

Varia (Politiken - Bo, 25 January 2017)

Interview (Information - Molin, 28 October 2016)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Braad Thomsen, 29 April 2016)

Varia (BT - Ritzau, 16 March 2016)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 7 March 2016)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 6 March 2016)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 21 January 2016)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende, 16 January 2016)

Varia (Politiken - Olsen, 14 January 2016)

Varia (BT - Ritzau, 8 January 2016)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 29 December 2015)

Artikel (Politiken - Benner, 28 December 2015)

Artikel (Information - Monggaard, 22 December 2015)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 22 December 2015)

Varia (Kristeligt Dagblad - Busch, 12 December 2015)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Jensen, 12 December 2015)

Varia (Politiken - Lidegaard, 6 December 2015)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Ritzau, 5 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Information - Christensen, 4 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Durr, 4 December 2015)

Artikel (Politiken - Krogh, 4 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind, 3 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Wivel, 3 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 3 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Yde, 3 December 2015)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 3 December 2015)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Schütt-Jensen, 3 December 2015)

Interview (Politiken - Lange, 3 December 2015)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Mikkelsen, 2 December 2015)

Artikel (Weekendavisen - Vind, 27 November 2015)

Interview (Politiken - Bo, 26 November 2015)

Varia (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 25 November 2015)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 24 November 2015)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Højmark, 4 November 2015)

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