Mine (2016 film)

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Mine
Mine 2016 film.jpg
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Fabio Guaglione
  • Fabio Resinaro
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Fabio Guaglione
  • Fabio Resinaro
Starring
Music by
  • Luca Balboni
  • Andrea Bonini
CinematographySergi Vilanova
Edited by
  • Matteo Santi
  • Fabio Guaglione
  • Filippo Mauro Boni
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • 6 October 2016 (2016-10-06) (Italy)
  • 30 December 2016 (2016-12-30) (Spain)
  • 7 April 2017 (2017-04-07) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes[1]
Country
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Spain
LanguageEnglish

Mine is a 2016 psychological thriller film co-written and co-directed by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro, in their feature film directorial debut.

Plot Summary[edit]

In Iraq, US Marine sniper Mike Stevens and his spotter Tommy Madison are on a secret mission to assassinate a dangerous terrorist leader attending a Bedouin wedding. Mike botches the assassination attempt, hesitating when the target’s son steps in the way. Due to a glare off the sniper scope, Mike and Tommy are discovered by the enemy and attacked. However, a sandstorm forces the enemy to retreat, leaving Mike and Tommy behind. Seeking an immediate evacuation, the two are instructed to find their way to a village where they can be picked up once the sandstorm stops.

However, en route to the village, Tommy steps on a land mine which blows off his legs. Moments later, Mike also steps on a mine, but realizes he has done so and avoids stepping off it. Madison, in agony, shoots himself in the head, not wanting to return home to his wife and child in his current condition.

Now alone, Mike contacts his superior via transmitter, who tells him that he will have to hold out for another fifty-two hours before he can be saved. Exposed to the harsh environment of the desert, Stevens battles both the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous situation he is trapped in, recalling memories or imagining appearances of his girlfriend, Jenny, and his parents, Bob and Rosa, and moments from when he was a young boy.

Mike is visited several times by the Berber, who long ago lost one of his legs as well as his only daughter to a landmine he had intended to take and sell to enemy soldiers. The Berber, who speaks some English, urges Mike to step off the mine and move forward with life. He insists that Mike is a lucky man, after surviving a night attack by desert dogs while simultaneously managing to keep his foot on the mine.

Mike is later attacked by the enemy, who had traced him to his current location, but is able to fight them off. Mike then reluctantly decides to accept the Berber’s advice, having grown weary of his predicament. He steps off the landmine – only for it not to explode. He digs and discovers that what he had assumed to be an explosive was actually just a tin can with a little toy soldier inside of it. He sets off a flare and is finally rescued. He is next seen Stateside, reuniting with Jenny, to whom he finally proposes.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In 2012, Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro pitched to Peter Safran the scriptment for Mine.[2]

Armie Hammer joined the cast of the film on April 30, 2014.[3] Guaglione was at first against Hammer's casting, because of his previous "charming" roles and once said to producer Peter Safran that "if [Armie Hammer] stars, the movie's dead".[2] However, Safran convinced him by telling him of Hammer's collaborations with famous directors such as David Fincher, Clint Eastwood, and Guy Ritchie, and organizing a meeting with the actor.[2] For the role of US Marine Tommy Madison, Guaglione and Resinaro considered over 50 American actors, including Rami Malek, Adam Brody and Chris Zylka, before choosing British actor Tom Cullen.[4]

The movie was shot in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.[4]

Release[edit]

Mine was released in Italy on 6 October 2016 by Eagle Pictures.[5] It was released on April 7, 2017 in the United States by Well Go USA Entertainment,[6] and in United Kingdom by Universal Pictures.[7]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 15% based on 27 reviews, and an average rating of 3.9/10.[8] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 40 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[9]

In Europe, the film received more positive reviews. According to aggregator Mymovies.it, Mine was rated 3.20 stars out of 5.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mine (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Alò, Francesco (November 6, 2016). "EXCL – Fabio Guaglione e Fabio Resinaro a ruota libera su Mine, Hollywood e il futuro!" [EXCLUSIVE: Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro speak of the cuff about Mine, Hollywood, and the future!]. Badtaste.it (in Italian). Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 30, 2014). "Armie Hammer to Star in Mine From Conjuring Producer (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bedeschi, Andrea (March 10, 2017). "EXCL – Fabio Guaglione e Fabio Resinaro su Mine, i prossimi progetti, i cinecomic e Lost!" [EXCLUSIVE: Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro talk about Mine, upcoming projects, cinecomics, and Lost!]. Badtaste.it (in Italian). Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Papaleo, Marco Lucio (July 5, 2016). "MINE: VI PRESENTIAMO IN ESCLUSIVA IL TRAILER DEL NUOVO FILM CON ARMIE HAMMER" [Mine: We exclusively show to you the first trailer of the upcoming movie starring Armie Hammer]. Everyeye.it (in Italian). Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (July 7, 2016). "Armie Hammer's Military Thriller Mine Bought by Well Go USA". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Bedeschi, Andrea (February 18, 2017). "Mine: il trailer e la locandina americani, il film sarà distribuito da Universal in UK!" [The American trailer and poster for Mine, it will be distributed in UK by Universal Studios!]. Badtaste.it (in Italian). Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Mine (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mine Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.mymovies.it/film/2015/mine/

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