Posted October 04 2011 - 09:03 AM
Winner - Cannes International Critics' Week
"MESMERIZING, BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIFYING... CAN STAND AMONG THE GREATEST WAR MOVIES EVER MADE." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"AN ASTONISHING LEAP FORWARD FOR NONFICTION STORYTELLING" - Eric Hynes, Village Voice
"GUT-PUNCHING... REVEALS BOTH THE HORROR AND ADRENALINE RUSH OF WARFARE" - Leslie Felperin, Variety
New York, NY - October 4, 2011 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD release of Armadillo, the acclaimed documentary film by Janus Metz that tracks the incredible journey of a group of Danish troops in Afghanistan. A hard-hitting, harrowing look at war, Armadillo is an unforgettable experience that led Eric Hynes in the Village Voiceto praise it as "an astonishing leap forward for nonfiction storytelling".
Taking a documentary approach, filmmaker Janus Metz brings the viewer directly into the midst of combat through his camera stationed right at the front lines, and takes the audience in to the minds of the soldiers in this powerful film that Andrew O'Hehir inSalon says "can stand among the greatest war movies ever made." The winner of theCannes International Critic' Week, Armadillo arrives on DVD on October 18th, with a SRP of $29.95.
Armadillo is a raw and unforgettable journey into the war in Afghanistan. Mads and Daniel are Danish troops joining the NATO mission in Helmand Province. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, with Taliban fighters a stone's throw away. Filmmaker Janus Metz is deeply embedded with the platoon, documenting first-hand the daily grind of modern warfare, tense waiting followed by intense flurries of bloodshed.
During gunfights his camera is right at the front line, recording the mortal dangers the troops face daily. Unable to tell Afghan civilians apart from combatants, the platoon's skepticism of the humanitarian effort grows, as well as their yearning for the black and white morality of battle. Ethical lines are blurred, and a sense of besieged paranoia sets in to their warrior mentality. Armadillo is a harrowing journey into the minds of soldiers during a war without end.
100 minutes * Not Rated * Color * 16x9 * 2.35:1 * Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio * Danish, Pashto and English w/subtitles
Director: Janus Metz
Street date: October 18, 2011
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