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Armadillo -- In February 2009 a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentary filmmaker Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and cameraman Lars Skree spent six months following the lives of young soldiers situated less than a kilometer away from Taliban positions.

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27 May 2010 (Denmark) See more »
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For you it's a movie, for them it's reality See more »
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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A good film to show someone with little military knowledge See more (28 total) »

Directed by
Janus Metz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kasper Torsting  idea

Produced by
Jacob Ditlev .... line producer
Ronnie Fridthjof .... producer
Magnus Gertten .... co-producer
Tabitha Jackson .... executive producer
Sara Stockmann .... producer
Lennart Ström .... co-producer
Kasper Torsting .... creative producer
Toke Rude Trangbæk .... post producer
 
Original Music by
Uno Helmersson 
 
Cinematography by
Lars Skree 
 
Film Editing by
Per K. Kirkegaard 
 
Production Management
Ditte Bruun Christensen .... post-production manager
Maria Havaleska .... production manager
 
Art Department
Lasse Strøm .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator
Peter Mendonca .... dolby sound consultant
Jacques Pedersen .... additional sound effects
Rasmus Winther Jensen .... sound designer (as Rasmus Winther)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel French .... visual effects
Julie Simonsen .... graphic design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aske Foss .... additional photographer
Asger Gjerdevik .... additional photographer
Karsten Jacobsen .... steadicam operator
Janus Metz .... additional photographer (as Janus Metz Pedersen)
Adam Philp .... additional photographer
 
Casting Department
Camilla Magid .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Anders V. Christensen .... color grader
Hee-Sook Grambye Christensen .... logger
Søren Hjort .... logger
Sara Bøgh Jensen .... assistant editor
Kasper Theilgaard Møller .... logger (as Kasper Møller)
Jonas Reher .... logger
Per Sandholt .... additional editor
Bo Scheurer .... dvd authoring
Kasper Sørensen .... on-line editor
Kasper Torsting .... editorial manager
Tino Zidore .... logger
 
Music Department
Johan Söderqvist .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Eve Gabereau .... distribution
Afonso Guerreiro .... runner
Mia Hagner .... assistant to producers
Cecilie Hastrup .... assistant to producers
Simon Iversen .... production assistant
Philip Einstein Lipski .... poster designer
Anne Svejgård Lund .... runner
Marie Moestrup .... production assistant
Kasper Mittun Mogensen .... production assistant
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
René Schultz .... runner
 
Thanks
Thomas Arent .... special thanks
Laurits Munch-Petersen .... thanks
Mouns Overgaard .... thanks
 

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Originally part of a six episode TV series called "Vores krig" by Kasper Torsting.See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A good film to show someone with little military knowledge, 10 June 2011
Author: D. B. from Nebraska, United States

Reading reviews of this film, I noticed a lot of extreme praise, lauding this documentary as being perhaps, the "best war documentary ever made". With the praise so high, it is tempting therefore to look for the film to be the most dramatic, or visually compelling sight ever.

Looking at the film that way, it is quite possible that you will be disappointed. This is not because the film is bad, far from it, but rather, is because the film has distinct and particular strengths.

One of those strengths is paradoxically, the reasonably low casualty rate of of the protagonist unit, and reasonably low level of "blood and guts." Holding down the level of gore is very important because a lot of people watching war documentaries become too shocked and revolted to be able to draw much meaning from the film. This documentary shows enough for someone with little experience in such matters to be able to "get it" without being so shocked that the horror overwhelms everything else.

The second strength of this film is in its being in the right places at the right time to capture a good sense of events. In contrast to some reviewers, I cannot say that the photography is absolutely the best; an experienced war photographer might be able to film things better in combat, but the camera is at least, generally in the right place, and the confusion of war becomes something understandable to the audience.

The third big strength of this film is in capturing the way that morality for someone fighting a war is often experienced differently than a person who is not in that situation would expect. This is the outstanding feature of this documentary, and I am aware of no other that comes close to explaining this situation to a civilian or person unfamiliar with conflict.

The fourth strength of this documentary is in its capture of the boredom and frustrations of military service.

The upshot of all this is that "Armadillo" is a very informative film, and one that does a great deal to bridge the gap between civilians and the military. For all those guys who have been in the military, and who are frustrated by the fact that other people just don't "get it", this could be very useful.

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