So what does the trailer tell us?
Another WW2 story! There has been 5 trailers released in the past two weeks on the subject, each from a different perspective but I think this now confirms that it is a hot topic in the film industry at the moment.
The story revolves around WW2 coming to an end and a group of German POWs are captured by the Danish Army and forced to engage in a deadly task. These are not men, they are boys with the deadly task of defusing and clearing land mines from the Danish coastline. The days of war is far from over for these soldiers and for audiences we are shown another story inspired by real events. Post-war history films sometimes provide undesirable truths and the repercussions of the war ending and what it meant for certain people. Prisoners of war were not all simply released.
The trailer itself starts off with a depressive but tense tone as you can immediately imagine the horror and peril these boys are under. 45,000 mines are what they are tasked with. The trailer also highlights that this film will show the power of human connection and you do get this feeling that brotherhood will be the forefront of this feature.
The initial release of this film was in Germany, April 2016 and it is already getting pretty impressive reviews. It has already won countless of awards including the Robert Award for Best Cinematography and Best Director. We may be in for a visual treat.
Starring: Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Louis Hofmann
Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5
By Dan Hart
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