Armadillo (2011)

Armadillo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Per K Kirkegaard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Uno Helmersson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Rasmus Winther Jensen Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Lars Skree Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Kasper Torsting Source Material (from idea) 120786 4000001
Sara Stockmann Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ronnie Fridthjof Producer n/a 3 3000002
Janus Metz Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
Armadillo is an active military base, used to support tactical operations in Helmand, Afghanistan. It houses a mixture of 170 Danish and British soldiers in the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force), who are responsible for providing security to the surrounding area and eliminating any Taliban insurgency. Following a group of Danish soldiers stationed at Armadillo through an entire tour of duty, filmmaker Janus Metz creates an unforgettable portrait of the reality of military life on the front lines - with unprecedented access to the soldiers both in the camp and in the field. Documenting both the boredom and horror of warfare, Metz shows us the soldiers playing video games and laughing at pornography, struggling to communicate with unhappy civilians, and brutally killing a group of Taliban soldiers who are found hiding in a trench. The film avoids judgments for or against the war, and instead shows the soldiers struggling to maintain their humanity in a world filled with violence.