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: 91% 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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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Land of Mine" succeeds as both a thriller and as a portrait of the Rasmussen character, a man twisted by hate and loss during war, unsure if he can find his way back to humanity and compassion in peacetime.

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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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Lucy Popescu

Land of Mine serves as a poignant reminder that revenge destroys more than it satisfies and that compassion aids the healing process.

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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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Matthew Turner

Director Martin Zandvliet combines gripping tension and powerful emotion in this accomplished war thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% 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