This happens in many movies. A guy steps into a mine then does a clever trick and escapes. It seems bad design if you have a land mine, and it doesn't explode.
A similar thing happens with Claymore mines. They are triggered by a wire. Then a person presses the wire and the mine instead of detonating, can still be disarmed by another person.
In terrorist movies, you can see that they plant the first device and when the first responder arrives, they detonate the second device to maximize damage. But in the open field when you don't know if it is one person or a regiment walking into the minefield, it doesn't make sense to delay the mine explosion which gives the hero time to disarm it.
So how do buried land mines really work?
Here is an example. One of the characters could only freeze the trigger for a split second to change position. But still, the mine doesn't explode until he removes the foot.