Armadillo 2010



Armadillo is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction for young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are on their first mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, right on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taliban. The soldiers are there to help the Afghan people, but as fighting gets tougher and operations increasingly hairy, Mads, Daniel and their friends become cynical, widening the gap between themselves and the Afghan civilisation. Mistrust and paranoia set in causing alienation and disillusion. Armadillo is a journey into the soldier’s mind and a unique film on the mythological story of man and war, staged in its contemporary version in Afghanistan.

Reviews
Guy Westwell, Armadillo, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2011 pp. 56
Phil de Semlyen, Armadillo, in: Empire, nr. 263 (May), 2011 pp. 52
Patrick Seyboth, Gesichter des Krieges, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2012 pp. 60 (DVD review)
Author:Guy Westwell
Title:Armadillo
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2011
Pp:56
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Armadillo (2010)
Author:Phil de Semlyen
Title:Armadillo
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:263
Year:2011
Pp:52
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Armadillo (2010)
Author:Patrick Seyboth
Title:Gesichter des Krieges
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:60
Illustrations:  yes
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Restrepo (2010)
Armadillo (2010)

Armadillo
Denmark 2010

Directed by
Janus Metz Pedersen


Year:2010
Running time:105 minutes
Country:Denmark
Language:Danish

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