Clearing Land Mines in Trailer for Danish WWII Drama 'Land of Mine'
"Do you think I feel sorry for you?" Sony Pictures Classics has debuted an official US trailer for a Danish drama called Land of Mine, set near the end of World War II. The story is about a group of very young German POWs captured by the Danish army who are forced to clear thousand of land mines from a beach. The full cast includes Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, and Oskar Belton. As this trailer shows, the film looks like a very moving and tense story about these boys learning that "the war is far from over" even though they've stopped fighting and firing guns. I like the way the trailer ends with silence, plus that "boom" joke at the end, powerful stuff. Worth a watch.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Martin Zandvliet's Land of Mine, in high def from Apple:
As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task—to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, Land of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in post-war history. Land of Mine is both written and directed by Danish editor + filmmaker Martin Zandvliet, of the films A Funny Man and Applause previously. The film first premiered at the Toronto, Hamburg and London Film Festivals last year. Sony Pictures Classics will release Land of Mine in select theaters starting December 9th later this year.