Almost give it 5 star
- Land of Mine review by SM
A riverting true story. I guess you know the story and if you can put up subtitles then you will really enjoy this movie. Although bleak at times that is how the story is but the story, acting and direction is second to none. When you get a little sick of big blockbuster movies this is a great way to enjoy a movie without all those special effects. Recommended for a solid piece of dramatic movie making.
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
- Land of Mine review by JD
A really good film, set in Denmark just as World War II ends.
You can understand the feelings of the Danes, and at first have little sympathy with the young German soldiers who have to clear the coastal minefields ( minefields laid by the Germans during the war).
However life is never that simple, and this exciting, and well acted, tale allows a sympathetic ending, after illustrating the loss of life as the minefields are cleared.
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
- Land of Mine review by CM
I thought I would not be able to watch this. For some time I covered my eyes as I knew what was coming. It did. And I kept watching. I saw in one review that it is an anti war film. I am not sure it is. I think it a film to show us not to hate. That the hated enemy is not evil but vulnerable and human and the same flesh and blood as we. It is very well done and I recommend it.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Interesting idea poorly executed
- Land of Mine review by Alphaville
Based on a true story of young German soldiers made to clear land mines from Danish beaches after losing WW2, this is an interesting idea under-developed in the filming. Having the young men brutalised by a sadistic Danish commander is heavy-handed and unpleasant to watch. The tension of the land-mine scenes is lost because of writer/director Martin Zandvliet’s muted direction. His avowed aim of exploring an ‘eye for an eye’ mentality (see DVD extras) needs both more subtlety and more heightened drama to turn this into a riveting movie.
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