Directed by By Janus Metz On Sunday , September 30

2010 -Danemark - Documentary - 100' min - Color - English

Jonas T. Bengtsson,Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg
Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Andri Steinn,Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Produced by :
Morten Kaufmann
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“Armadillo” is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction in young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are serving 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 Afghans, but as fighting gets tougher and operations increasingly hairy, Mads, Daniel and their friends becomes cynical, widening the gap between themselves and the Afghan civilization. Mistrust and paranoia set in causing alienation and disillusion.

Director's biography


Born in 1974, Denmark. MA in Communication and International Development Studies from Roskilde University. Has worked as a researcher on documentary film projects. Metz lived in Johannesburg for one year, working on a South African drama series, “Soul City”. The stay inspired him to make the documentary “Township Boys” (2006). He also produced the programme “Clandestine” which follows a group of illegal African migrants on their way to Europe. “Love on Delivery” (2008), recipient of two GuldDok awards at CPH:DOX and selected for IDFA’s Silver Wolf programme, is about Thai women and their pursuit of a Danish husband. “Armadillo” has gained international recognition after premiering and winning the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Festivals and Awards


Grand Prize ,2010 Cannes’ Critics Week