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Land of Mine

Martin Pieter Zandvliet, Denmark, 2015

101 min.DK/FeatureDrama

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Under sandet
Danish title Under sandet
Other titles Land of Mine, Unter dem Sand
Director Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Screenplay Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard, Per Sandholt
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Sune Martin
Production designer Gitte Malling
Appearances Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
Production country Denmark, Germany
Dialogue language Danish,Tysk
Audio description Yes
Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, KOCH Media
International sales K5 Media Group GmbH / Konradinstr. 5 / 81543 München / t +46 89 37 50 55 90 / office@k5film.com / www.k5film.com
Danish theatrical release 03.12.2015
Comment 'Land of Mine' (2015) received an Oscar-nomination in the Foreign Language category in 2017. World premiere at Toronto Film Festival.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Co-producer Amusement Park Films GmbH, ZDF, Goethe Filmproduktion, Erfttal Filmproduktion
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderungs, Eurimages, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Varde Kommune, Den Nissenske Familiefond, Filmförderungsanstalt
In collaboration with Majgaard Ltd, K5 International, K5 Media Capital
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, KOCH Media

Direction

Direction Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Continuity Karina Skovgaard
1st assistant director Scott Kirby
2nd assistant director Karina Kirkeby
3rd assistant director Andreas Feldfos
Extras coordinator Lotte Bundgaard

Script

Screenplay Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Consultant Anders Thomas Jensen
Consultant Vinca Wiedemann
Research Nikolaj Steen

Production

Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Producer (Germany) Malte Grunert
Line producer Louise Birk Petersen
Post Producer Mette Høst Hansen
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Torben Majgaard
Executive producer Lena Haugaard
Executive producer Oliver Simon
Executive producer Daniel Baur
Executive producer Stefan Kapelari
Executive producer Silke Wilfinger
Associate producer Klaus Dohle
Production assistant Nina Tipsmark
Post-production supervisor Rebekka Garrido
Producer's assistant Marta Mleczek
Location manager Jacob-Ole Remming

Cinematography

Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
First assistant camera Lars Peen Rodt
Steadicam Anders Holck
First assistant camera Lars Krogsgaard
Drone operator Tao Ahler
Drone operator Ian Hansen
Video assist Kristoffer Engholm Aabo
Gaffer Noah Lynnerup
Gaffer Kasper Mønster
Gaffer Peter Junker Sørensen

Stills

Still photographer Gordon Timpen
Still photographer Christian Geisnæs
Still photographer Henrik Petit

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Noah Lynnerup

Editing

Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard
Editor Per Sandholt
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg

Music

Composer Sune Martin

Production design

Production designer Gitte Malling
Property master Lene Ejlersen
Set dresser Trine Jensen
Set dresser Luis Bramsen
Assistant set dresser Stig Lyhne

Wardrobe

Costume designer Stefanie Bieker

Makeup

Hair and makeup designer Barbara Kreuzer

Sound

Sound designer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Re-recording mixer Lars Ginzel
Sound mixer Johannes Elling Dam
Recording engineer Arttu Kontkanen

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark
Pyrotechnician Mark Hedegaard
SFX technician Carl-Oscar Højmark
SFX technician Sven Hübner
SFX assistant Mads Vedel

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Anders Nylander Thomsen

Appearance

Sgt. Carl Leopold Rasmussen Roland Møller
Lt. Ebbe Jensen Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Sebastian Schumann Louis Hofmann
Helmut Morbach Joel Basman
Werner Lessner Oskar Belton
Ernst Lessner Emil Belton
Karin Laura Bro
Ludwig Haffke Oskar Bökelmann
Wilhelm Hahn Leon Seidel
Peter Mads Riisom
Rudolf Selke August Carter
August Kluger Maximilian Beck
Sergent Michael Asmussen
Hermann Marklein Tim Bülow
Soldat Magnus Bruun
Friedrich Schnurr Alexander Rasch
Soldat Nicholas Hejl
Johann Wolff Julius Kochinke
Givens, officer Johnny Melville
Manfred Karl Alexander Seidel
Soldat Kim Winther
Sygeplejerske Mette Lysdahl
Karins datter Zoe Zandvliet

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Audience Award 2016 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2016
Best Actor 2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016
Best Music 2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016
SIGNIS Jury Award 2016 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award 2016 Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2016
Dragon Award Best Nordic Film 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Scandinavian Locations Award 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Warsteiner Audience Award 2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016
MovieZone Award 2016 Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016
Best Actor 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2016-11-10
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11
Sydney Film Festival 2016-06-08
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2016-04-20
Beijing International Film Festival 2016-04-08
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016-03-21
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2016-03-08
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016-01-27
Sundance Film Festival 2016-01-21
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015-12-12
Dubai International Film Festival 2015-12-09
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2015-11-20
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015-11-13
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015-11-06
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04
Tokyo International Film Festival 2015-10-22
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22
Rome International Film Festival 2015-10-16
London Film Festival 2015-10-07
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2015-10-01
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-09-10
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Weekendavisen Vind, Jesper 2017-03-24
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Berlingske 2017-01-27
Varia BT Seeberg, Kenan 2017-01-25
Varia Ekstra Bladet Lykke, Allan 2017-01-25
Varia Information Ritzau 2017-01-25
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2017-01-25
Varia Politiken Bo, Michael 2017-01-25
Interview Information Molin, Liva Johanne Ehler 2016-10-28
Varia BT Ritzau 2016-09-20
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2016-09-20
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Braad Thomsen, Christian 2016-04-29
Varia BT Ritzau 2016-03-16
Varia Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2016-03-07
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2016-03-06
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2016-01-21
Varia Berlingske Tidende Berlingske 2016-01-16
Varia Politiken Olsen, Mette 2016-01-14
Varia BT Ritzau 2016-01-08
Artikel Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2015-12-29
Artikel Politiken Benner, Torben 2015-12-28
Artikel Information Monggaard, Christian 2015-12-22
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2015-12-22
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad Busch, Mikael 2015-12-12
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jensen, Henrik 2015-12-12
Varia Politiken Lidegaard, Bo 2015-12-06
Varia Ekstra Bladet Barud Thomsen, Rasmus 2015-12-06
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2015-12-05
Anmeldelse Information Christensen, Ralf 2015-12-04
Anmeldelse Børsen Durr, Morten 2015-12-04
Artikel Politiken Krogh, Casper Bauerfeld 2015-12-04
Anmeldelse BT Lind, Michael 2015-12-03
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Wivel, Henrik 2015-12-03
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2015-12-03
Anmeldelse Politiken Yde, Katrine Hornstrup 2015-12-03
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2015-12-03
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Schutt-Jensen, Kasper 2015-12-03
Interview Politiken Lange, Eva 2015-12-03
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Mikkelsen, Morten 2015-12-02
Artikel Weekendavisen Vind, Jesper 2015-11-27
Interview Politiken Bo, Michael 2015-11-26
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2015-11-25
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2015-11-24
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Louise Hoejmark 2015-11-04