Under sandet


Denmark, May 1945

Five year German occupation ends.

You there! Stop! Yes you!

What is this? That's not yours.

Do you understand?

What's the matter?

Do you have a problem? Huh?

What do you have now?

Go back home! Get out!

This is not your flag!

Please! Please! Stop!

Get up! Up, I said!

Here! Take your cap and get out.


Get out! Get out, I said!

This is my country!

Do you understand?

Get out!

You're not welcome here!

Get lost!

This is my country!


Get them out of here, man.

Yes, sir. Sergeant.

Land Of Mine

I'm Capt. Ebbe Jensen from the

Danish Pioneer Corps.

For those of you who do not

know why you are here:

I have been brought to Denmark

to clean up after the war.

Denmark is not your friend.

You should understand that.

Don't expect Danes to receive you

with open arms.

No one wants Germans here.

And I'm here only for one reason:

Clear the Danish west coast of

German land mines.

Mines that have been planted here.

There are approximately 2.2 million

mines along the Danish west coast...

...more than in all European

countries put together.

Someone must have thought the

Allied invasion would take place here.

What a shame, whoever had that idea.


too bad for you.

Who has seen or handled a land mine before?

Has anyone tried to disarm one?

Who has seen this before?

That's the most common mine.

For maximum effect, mines are buried

15 to 20 cms in the sand...

...which makes them relatively

easy to find.

You just lost your hands.

Come on.

We have no time for self-pity.

You're dead.

Here, we have been shown our first death.

If you don't see your family again,

will you be the first one to die?


I can't hear you.

I will not be the first to die.

I'm happy to hear that. Again.

Dead again.

The mines here are not duds.

If you do anything wrong,

you will either die

or be seriously injured.

Is that understood?

Yes, sir. Captain!

Good. Come here.

You are the first man.

Yes, sir. Captain.



Excellent. That was fast.











Come on!

Others would have long ago

done all mines by now.

Have you fallen asleep?

Sir. Captain, request permission

to retrieve him.

Under no circumstance.

F*ck this!

I'm coming in.

Let the mine be as it is.

I can do this.

Get up, soldier. Get up!

No, I can do this.

Soldier! Get up!

No, please! I know I can handle it.

Cover your ears.


When the mine is disarmed...

Elisabeth. Come here.

Come here, baby.

Are you soldiers?

Answer me, you dirty swine!

Are you soldiers?

Yes, sir. Sergeant!

Fall on a rank! Now!

Hurry up! Now, now, now, now!

Fall on a rank!

Come on!


Don't you understand 'Attention'?

Yes I do.

Then stand like a man!

At ease!


Marklein, sir. Sergeant.

First name?

Hermann, sir. Sergeant.

Rodolf Selke, sir. Sergeant.

Friedrich Schnurr.

Wolff what?

Johann Wolff.


Full name?

August Kluger.

Sir, Sergeant.

And you two? You look like brothers.

We are twins, sir. Sergeant.



Werner and Ernst Lessner,

Sir, Sergeant.

Did I ask you?

No you did not.

Then shut up.

Pardon me.


What did you say?

Pardon me.

Why are you apologizing?

Because I mentioned my brother's name.

You are apologizing?

Yes, Sir Sergeant.

To hell with your excuse!

I can't pardon!

Do you understand?

Yes, sir. Sergeant.

And you, little guy?

Wilhelm Lebern, sir. Sergeant.

Are you a soldier?

Yes, sir. Sergeant.

Ludwig Haffke, sir. Sergeant.

Sebastian Schumann, sir. Sergeant.

Look at me when you talk.

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