Los Angeles: Filmmaker Martin Zandvliet’sdrama “Land of Mine” is the official entry of Denmark for the Oscars in the best foreign-language film category.
Set just after WWII, follows German prisoners of war put to work defusing land mines along the Danish coast, said The Hollywood Reporter.
“Land of Mine” is set in May 1945, just after the official end of battle in Europe. The Allied forces use German POWs to do the deadly work of finding and defusing the land mines clogging the Danish coastline.
The movie had its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
The film will be released in Denmark later this year by Sony Pictures.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce its 2017 shortlist of foreign-language film nominees on January 17. The final five nominees will be announced January 24. The Oscars will be held February 26. PTI
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