YIDFF 2011
International Competition
  • Apuda
  • Armadillo
  • The Collaborator and His Family
  • Day Is Done
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • The Embrace of the River
  • Images of a Lost City
  • Kantoku Shikkaku
  • Nénette
  • Nomad’s Home
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Position among the Stars
  • Vapor Trail (Clark)
  • What Is to Be Done?
  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  • Armadillo

    DENMARK / 2010 / Danish, English / Color / 35mm / 101 min
    Janus Metz
    www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/danishfilms/ . . .


    A depiction of tension-filled days at Camp Armadillo on the Helmand Frontline in Afghanistan that closely follows Danish soldiers stationed there for peacekeeping operations. As they adapt to their high-pressure daily routine that includes skirmishes with the Taliban, the soldiers gradually become addicted to the adrenaline rush. Director Janus Metz, who has also helmed television drama series, propels the story forward at an exhilarating pace. The camera keeps shooting as the soldiers exchange fire with the enemy, revealing their frenzied emotional state.

    Oct. 8 A6 | Oct. 11 A6