Martin Pieter Zandvliet

2002 Angels of Brooklyn (doc/ co-direction: Camilla Hjelm Knudsen)
2009 Applaus/Applause
2011 Dirch/A Funny Man
2015 Under sandet/Land of Mine

He was born in 1971 in Denmark and is a self-taught director and writer. He started out as an editor, working on documentaries for various directors. His first film as a director, Angels of Brooklyn, won a Danish Robert for Best Long Documentary and was chosen for various festivals, including Toronto and Nyon. He subsequently wrote and directed several short fiction films. In 2009 he directed and co-wrote his first feature, the highly acclaimed Applause, starring Paprika Steen. The film won two awards at Karlovy Vary. Land of Mine is his third feature.

Open Horizons

Land of Mine / Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Taking place in May 1945, only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million land mines that had been scattered along the West Coast by the German occupying forces. In charge of the enfeebled young men performing the dangerous task is Sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen. Like so many of his fellow Danes, he has a deep hatred for the Germans after having suffered five years of hardships during the occupation. He lets his rage rain down on the prisoners, until one day a tragic incident makes him change his view of the enemy – even if it may be too late.

Director:Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Script:Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Cinematography:Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Editing:Molly Malene Stensgaard, Per Sandholt
Sound:Rasmus Winther Jensen, Johannes Elling Dam
Music:Sune Martin
With:Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
World Sales:K5 Media Group GmbH, Germany Τ. +49 89 3750 5590 F. +49 89 3750 5590-5
Production Design:Gitte Malling
Producer:Mikael Christian Rieks, Malte Grunert
Production:Nordisk Film Production, Denmark Τ. +45 3618 8200
Production Country:Denmark-Germany
Co-production:Amusement Park Films GmbH, ZDF (Germany)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Friday, November 06, 2015 - 20:30 | ID:046
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 17:00 | ID:155
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 17:30 | ID:855