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In February 2009 a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentary filmmaker Janus Metz and a small team, are sent on their first mission: Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, less than a kilometre from Taliban positions. They’re there to help the local population, but as the situation becomes complicated, the soldiers grow increasingly cynical, more aware of the abyss between them, that land and their inhabitants. Disillusion, paranoia, mistrust, alienation... are some of the feelings arising from their six-weeks on mission. Armadillo is a unique look into the mind of a 21st Century soldier and the tale of a nonsensical war which provoked furious debate in their country concerning the controversial behaviour of certain Danish soldiers during a shootout with Taliban fighters.

Año: 2010
Origen: Dinamarca
Dirección: Janus Metz
Producción: Ronnie Fridthjof, Sara Stockmann / Fridthjof Film Doc
Fotografía: Lars Skree
Música: Uno Helmerson
Montaje: Per K. Kierkegaard
Duración: 100 min.
Contacto: The Danish Film Institute
Teléfono: 45 24 82 37 58

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