Foreign Film Series- Land of Mine

October 01, 2017
2 pm
UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema

Screenings at  2 pm & 5 pm
Admission: Patrons $27  |  Senior Citizens $25  |  Students $25  for the whole season
Language/subtitles: All foreign language films are subtitled and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
Denmark/Germany  |  2015  |  100 min  |  Martin Zandvliet  |  German, Danish and English languages

Based on a true but not well-known part of history, this film tells the story of how Denmark used
German POWs, most of whom were teenage boys conscripted by Hitler in the last days of the war,
to rid the Danish coastline of nearly two million land mines immediately following the end of WWII.
Thinking that the Allies might stage their invasion of the continent in Denmark, the Nazis buried
up to two million land mines along its coastline. (The Danish government wasn’t able to officially
declare all of the beaches safe until 2012.) Selected as a finalist for the 2017 Oscar for Best
Foreign Language Film, Land of Mine works as a moving antiwar essay and a gripping thriller.

2015 Göteborg Film Festival, winner: Best Nordic Film; 2016 AFI Fest, winner: World Cinema Audience Award.

Norm Cloutier