DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival


Janus Metz
Denmark 2010 100 min.

ArArmadillo 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.

Production: Ronnie Fridthjof & Sara Stockmann
Per K. Kierkegaard
Lars Skree
Rasmus Winther Jensen
Uno Helmersson

Cannes Semaine de la Critique (Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique) – France, 2010
London Film Festival (The Grierson Award for Best Documentary) – United Kingdom, 2010
Moscow International Film Festival 2-in-1 (Best Cinematographer and Best Sound) – Russia, 2010
Calgary International Film Festival (Best Long Documentary) – Canada, 2010
Zürich Film Festival (Best Documentary Film) - Switzerland, 2010


Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 22:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *
05-02-2011 18:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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