EXCLUSIVE: France, Spain, Italy, Australia among territory deals on well-received Danish drama.

Land of Mine

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 has inked key deals on writer-director Martin Zandvliet’s (Applause) well-received drama Land Of Mine.

Zandvliet’s feature, which had already sold to Sony Picture Classics for the US and Latin America, has sold to France (BAC), Italy (Notorious), Spain (A Controcorriente), Australia/NZ (Palace), Japan (Kino), Middle East (Falcon) and Benelux (Paradiso), with a UK deal being finalised.

Co-production territories Scandinavia and Germany are already set with Nordisk Film and Koch Media, respectively.

Inspired by true events, in Land Of Mine a group of young German POWs in Denmark are forced to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline.

The film opened Toronto’s new Platform strand before berths at London, Rome and Tokyo, where last weekend the film’s rising lead actors Roland Møller (A Hijacking) and Louis Hofmann (Alone in Berlin) shared the Best Actor Award.

Mikael Rieks (Applause) produced for Nordisk Film Production with Malte Grunert (A Most Wanted Man) co-producing under his Amusement Park Film banner in association with K5 International. Backers include Denmark’s DFI.

K5 partner and head of sales Carl Clifton said: “Land of Mine is very simply a brilliant film that has audiences on the edge of (and frequently out of!) their seats, from start to finish. It’s a simple, powerful story, superbly told and wonderfully acted, and it’s incredibly moving too. We anticipate closing out our remaining territories during AFM.”