One of the best (post-)war movies I have seen, hands down. Left me with such a sour taste in my mouth, yet such a beautiful movie in every sense of the word: the scenery, the dialogues, the subtle character shifts, the heart-wrenching story..
CANNES Film Festival 2016. : 16th film viewed. The best POW movie since "The Hill". Amazing young actors dominated by the stunning performance of Roland Møller (as St RASMUSSEN). ======= Le meilleur film de prisonnier de guerre depuis "La Colline des Hommes Perdus". De jeunes acteurs incroyables dominés par la stupéfiante prestation de Roland Møller (le St RASMUSSEN).
Not very subtle (cf the evolution of the sergeant passing from a convinced patriot german hater to a nice german saver; or the evilness of the young Danish instructor), but strong and touching (Hi)story
I was not particularly looking for yet another WWII film but I'm glad I came across this little gem with a brand new point of view. What we get is a bleak based-on-true-events story told very straightforwardly and half a dozen wonderful and nuanced performances. It feels like it is stuck in a loop sometimes but it finds its way out of it with remarkable effect.
Part of the Portland International Film Festival. Devastating meditation on the results of war. German POWs are conscripted to clear land mines off the western Danish coastline. These boys know what they are faced w/ and their Danish commander comes to see them as human. You know what is coming, but it can't possibly prepare you for the heartbreak. I wept.
We see survivors of nazi concentration camps, who forgive their torturers. Others may say 'an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth'. 'Land of Mine' is about mercy, humanity & against hatered. Every individual is different; but at the end, we all are human beings. This film reminds us about this. Masterpiece.