In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
A film that may change your life. A film that asks important questions about how we should feel about others. Subtitled but actions speak louder than words.
Showing Sunday January 7th at 2.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Certificate 15.
Yes by the end of the war Hitler had lost so many men that he was using children and old people. Apart from that it was against the Geneva Convention to employ Prisoners of War in tasks such as mine clearing. This mine clearing was a sorry business and it was largely organised by the British. One day the whole truth may be revealed but the history of the affair is not as important as how we act in the future.
To be honest, however, how would I have felt if the generals and Hitler himself had been forced to clear the mines they had ordered to be laid. Certainly I should not have been too upset if they had been killed -- an eye for an eye you know -- but I do not believe that would have been a very Christian response. The issues are complex. This film poses the questions but it is up to us to supply the answers.