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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and... See more »

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Directed by

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Janus Metz

Written by

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Kasper Torsting ... (idea)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Uno Helmersson

Cinematography by

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Lars Skree

Film Editing by

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Per K. Kirkegaard

Editorial Department

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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

Production Management

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Ditte Bruun Christensen ... post-production manager
Maria Havaleska ... production manager

Art Department

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Lasse Strøm ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Katharina Bormann ... post sound facility coordinator
Peter Mendonca ... dolby sound consultant
Jacques Pedersen ... additional sound effects
Rasmus Winther Jensen ... sound designer (as Rasmus Winther)

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Daniel French ... visual effects
Julie Simonsen ... graphic design

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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

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Camilla Magid ... casting

Music Department

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Johan Söderqvist ... music supervisor

Other crew

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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

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Thomas Arent ... special thanks
Laurits Munch-Petersen ... thanks
Mouns Overgaard ... thanks

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Plot Summary

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and cinematographer Lars Skree spent six months following the lives of young soldiers situated less than a kilometre from Taliban positions. The result of their work is a gripping and highly authentic war drama that was justly awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at the 2010 Cannes film festival. But it also provoked furious debate in Denmark concerning the controversial behavior of certain Danish soldiers during a shoot-out with Taliban fighters. The film-makers repeatedly risked their lives shooting this tense, brilliantly edited, and visually sophisticated probe into the psychology of young men in the midst of a senseless war whose victims are primarily local villagers. Yet more disturbing than scenes in which Taliban bullets whiz past their cameras is the footage of the young soldiers as each tries, in his own way, to come to terms with putting his life constantly on the line. Written by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Also Known As
  • Armadillo, dans le piège afghan (France)
  • Camp Armadillo (Germany)
  • Armadillo - wojna jest w nas (Poland)
  • Oklopnik (Serbia)
  • Броненосец (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Originally part of a six episode TV series called "Vores krig" by Kasper Torsting. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Armadillo (2011). See more »

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