Athlone FIlm Club's season continues with Land of Mine on Tuesday, January 30 from 8pm.
Certified 18, the story is set in May 1945 at the end of the Nazi occupation of Denmark. A group of young prisoners of war are assigned to embittered army sergeant, Rassmussen. Their job is to neutralise and remove some 45,000 landmines the Nazis planted on a local beach.
Promised that once their work is complete they will be free to return home, the group are brutalised, starved and subjected to humiliation by the liberated Danes. As Rassmussen begins to recognise the innocence and youth in his charges, he softens to their plight, but can he save them?
Based on true events, one of the many untold stories of the Second World War, this is a tense watch, a look at the inhumanity of war, and how people can find our way back from it.
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