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ARMADILLO

Denmark, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Documentaries)

Director: Janus Metz

ARMADILLO

"Moving, complex and brutal... an outstanding film about men at war." - Empire

In forward operating base Armadillo, a posting of young Danish soldiers are on campaign against the Taliban. Gaining incredible access, director Janus Metz chronicles six months of their everyday lives in Afghanistan, creating a confronting, uncompromised and close-up view of modern warfare.

Metz's film shows the knife edge of terror and tedium that these men live on - from some of the most terrifyingly visceral real life combat seen on film, to the downtime spent forging friendships and indulging in porn and video games.

A controversial box office hit in its native Denmark, Armadillo is an intensely intimate view of soldiers in Afghanistan - a telling look at the vast distance between the politics and the frontlines of a conflict.

Winner of the Critics' Week Grand Prix at Cannes 2010.

D/S Janus Metz P Ronnie Fridthjof, Sara Stockman WS R TV International Sales L English, Danish, Pashtu w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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