30.09. - 09.10.2021

Armadillo Denmark, Sweden 2010 | 100 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Janus Metz

Janus Metz Pedersen (*1974) is a wellknown director for feature films. This is his firstdocumentary.

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In February 2009 two Danish soldiers, Mads and Daniel, accompanied by documentary filmmaker Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and cameraman Lars Skree spent six months following the lives of the young soldiers situated less than a kilometer away from Taliban positions. The outcome of their work is a gripping and highly authentic war drama that was justly awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at this year‘s Cannes film festival. But it also provoked furious debate in Denmark concerning the controversial behavior of certain Danish soldiers.
Original title: Armadillo
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Danish, Swedish, Afghan
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Janus Metz
Screenplay: Janus Metz
Producer: Ronnie Fridthjof, Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography: Lars Skree
Music: Uno Helmersson
Production Design:
Editor: Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Danish Film Institute | Phone: +45 33 743 506 | Email: |
German Distributor:
World Sales: Trust Nordisk | Phone: +45 36 86 87 88 | Email: |
Production: Fridthjof Film


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