Land of Mine (Under Sandet)
Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017)

In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Land of Mine uses an oft-forgotten chapter from the aftermath of World War II to tell a hard-hitting story whose period setting belies its timeless observations about bloodshed and forgiveness.

Anna Diamond
The Atlantic

Most of the film's power and interest comes from the ethical discussion it inspires.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

This isn't a war movie; it's an after-the-war movie. But the battle lines are still drawn, and every ragged breath the film takes braces for an explosion.

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Hugo Lara

A film that maintains the tension almost throughout its length, as well as the embarrassment and the humiliations that the soldiers experience like prisoners, but mainly to the work that realize. [Full review in Spanish]

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The saying "no good deed goes unpunished" may ring truer in wartime than in any other; Land of Mine knows it has to go looking elsewhere for the cause of human kindness.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is the stuff of nightmares, but also of powerful drama.

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Katherine Monk

His taste for revenge sours. And watching someone move through that kind of transformation - very, very gently, unearthing their own rage and defusing its power- brings the whole purpose of this film to the surface.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Ham-fisted though the drama might be, this 2015 Danish-German production will almost certainly keep you awake, not least because every few scenes some poor kid is getting blown to bits through fear, incaution, or plain bad luck.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Land of Mine" maintains a resonant level of anxiety throughout. It's exhausting by design.

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

The sometimes manipulative film is perhaps too opaque regarding its own moral context. But its steel-blue skies and dispassionate view of men clinging pointlessly to masculine codes do get under your skin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The film is gripping and tense enough to compensate for the main character's problems in characterization - especially his abrupt change in behavior… More
Ian Walker
Hard to watch at times, brutal, and thought provoking too. This film shows the dangers of landmines and how costly war can be.
Glenn Gaylord
DAS HURT LOCKER - My Review of LAND OF MINE (3 Stars) One of this year's Academy Award nominated Foreign Language films has repurposed its title for… More
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Knowing that the key elements in this film will consist of German teenager POWs being forced to clear landmines, the brutal consequences are inevitable and… More