Filmfestivalen 2016

Filmfestivalen 2016

Film, film, film....

Another epic journey is coming up! I plan to go to such varied and diverse places as Colombia, Parallell Paris, India and Iran, and even travel through time, space and dreams. It's a cineastic journey, though. My flights will be the lobby, my accommodation will be the comfy chairs and my tour guides will be movie directors. It's time, again, for Göteborg Film Festival!

Under sandet - Miningthriller by Martin ZandvlietUnder sandet - Miningthriller by Martin Zandvliet

Dragon Award Best Nordic FilmPosted by Martin 2016-02-02 23:02

For a film that takes place mostly on the wide open sandy beaches of the Danish west coast, it's eerily claustrophobic. Disarming mines or bombs where every little shake can result in an explosion is an effective way of creating tension, though.

But Under sandet, punnily translated as Land of mine, is not a film about disarming mines. It's a combination of a buddy movie and an opposites attract deal, as the aging Danish officers in charge of the young German POW:s slowly but surely warming up to his former enemies.

It's a tad cheesy and predictable, but decent enough, and quite engaging during the tension filled mine moments.

Failed the Bechdel test

3 beetles of 6