Land of Mine (Under sandet) Friday, 13 December 2019

Land of Mine (Under sandet)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Mine Got.

  • Starring:

    Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Oskar Bökelmann, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel

  • Directed by:

    Martin Zandvliet

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Suicide (landmine). People are grabbed, pushed, punched (some repeatedly), slapped, headbutted, kicked, hit with objects, locked up, starved, threatened at gunpoint, degraded, made to walk through areas to clear landmines, tied down, gagged, exploded, urinated on. An animal is killed when a landmine detonates. Explosions, fireball, burnt wreckage. Soldiers with hanguns/rifles. Stealing. 2.2 million landmines mentioned. Yelling, shouting. Blood/gore: Body in explosion - arms blown off/bleeding/visible blood, bone, sinew. Red mist. Animal corpse. Bloody nose, mouth, hand, hair, fur. Scars, scratches, bruising, bandaging. Field hospital, injections. Dying of wounds, eating rat poo mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Man holding penis while urinating on another person. Male bottom. Discussion of potential girlfriends.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits). Painkiller injected.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, p*ss, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (damn).

  • THEMES:

    Landmines, post-WWII Denmark, POWs, starvation, mental breakdown, survival, empathy, revenge, friendship, brotherhood, loss, death, grief, hate, betrayal, risk, conflict, human atrocity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead brother. Field hospital setting. Dog, mouse. Urination, vomiting. German and Danish languages (subtitles). Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Intense, brutal, harrowing, quesy, suspenseful, tense, stressful, affecting, nerve-wracking, difficult, important, humanist, powerful, stunning, gut-wrenching, heart-gripping, sorrowful, beautiful, outstanding, captivating, accomplished, graphic, white-knuckling. Superb/grand/lived-in/breathtaking/gripping performances, handsome production design, deliberate pacing, exceptional/stunning/wonderful cinematography, concise/punchy editing, spectacular direction, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Manipulative.

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