TIFF: World War II Film 'Land of Mine' Selling to Sony Pictures Classics (Exclusive)

The Martin Zandvliet-helmed film made its world premiere on the opening night of the Toronto Film Festival and has garnered some of the best reviews of the crop of acquisition titles available.

Sony Pictures Classics is acquiring U.S. and Latin America rights to the Denmark-Germany historical thriller Land of Mine.

The Martin Zandvliet-helmed film made its world premiere on the opening night of the Toronto Film Festival and has garnered some of the best reviews of the crop of acquisition titles available.

A source pegs the deal at low seven figures.

Set in the aftermath of World War II, Land of Mine follows German POWs in Denmark who are sent out to defuse more than 1.5 million leftover land mines, using just their bare hands.

Zandvliet, who also wrote the screenplay, is no stranger to the festival stage. The Denmark native's other two features, 2009's Applause and 2011's A Funny Man, both made appearances at TIFF. The period piece stars many young talents, including Roland Moller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman and Emil Buschow.

Land of Mine screened as part of TIFF's Platform section.

WME Global and K5 repped the film domestically.

Nordisk Film Production and Amusement Park Films co-produced the movie. K5 International, which has four auteur-driven films at the festival, also repped the film internationally.

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