R | | Drama, History, War
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
The actors were trained in mine clearance 'anno 1945' at the Military Training Compound 'Oksbøl'. During training they found a 'live' mine. It had been there for seventy-plus years - and was in fine working condition. The mine was removed and ... ...
Lt. Ebbe Jensen:
If they are old enough to go to war, they are old enough to clean up.
The boys keep having the same 'fresh' haircut throughout the movie (that covers three months). It's unlikely that they had a hairdresser around, or even a pair of scissors.
German, Danish, English
$13,754 (USA) (12 February 2017)
$435,266 (USA) (25 May 2017)
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