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1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
From a farewell party with strippers to the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, this documentary follows a group of Danish soldiers who face the extremes of boredom and firefights in a puzzling war. The cameras roll as troubling incidents force the soldiers to question the goals of the military campaign and the nature of their own humanity. The troops also discuss the differences between their own upbringing and the lives of the Afghan peasants who bear the brunt of the violence.

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Director: Janus Metz Pedersen

Genres: Documentary, War

Distributor: Lorber Films

Armadillo (2010)

Release Date: April 15th, 2011|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    While the men are Danish, there is a universality to their story and a vitality in the filmmaking that should see the documentary in demand around the world. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Armadillo tells us lots of things we shouldn't be so naïve as to think we don't already know. Maybe we need to see these things again and again, just so we don't lose sight of the costs and risks of the wars in which American and European soldiers are currently engaged. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Armadillo is a work of stunningly difficult filmmaking, going out on patrol with the soldiers and diving for cover amid the pop of bullets and blasts of artillery. show more

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