Like last year, Humanity House will screen an open air movie during the Just Peace Festival on a very unique location: the garden of the Peace Palace. This year we will screen the movie Land of Mine.
About the movie
The intense drama Land of Mine (2015) tells the story of a group of German prisoners of war who are taken to Denmark, just a few days after the ending of World War II. The group is forced to dismantle the thousands of land mines German soldiers have spread there across the coast.
The harsh sergeant Rasmussen takes care of the group of weakened men who are mostly not even twenty years old. He, like many other Danes, has a deep-rooted hatred for the Germans and he doesn’t show any compassion for the boys who have to excavate the mines with their bare hands. But the bloodier the post-war battlefield becomes, the greater Rasmussen’s inner conflict gets. The film plays with the viewers’ imagination and sympathy, while every scene is very tense.
Land of Mine won the public award at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2016 and was the favourite of the youth jury. Both NRC, AD and de Telegraaf ranked the movie with 4 stars. According to the Observer the movie is “a harrowing, intelligent, compelling and intensely suspenseful investigation of a little-known footnote to world history”.
Tickets for this event are available at the website of the Peace Palace.
About Just Peace
This film screening is a part of the Just Peace Festival in The Hague. During this festival we celebrate the International UN Day of Peace. The entire city serves as a stage from 21 to 24 September als podium. See all Just Peace activities find out how you can personally participate.
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