Denmark, Sweden


ARMADILLO is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction in young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are serving their first mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, right on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taliban. The soldiers are there to help the Afghans, but as fighting gets tougher and operations increasingly hairy, Mads, Daniel and their friends become cynical, widening the gap between themselves and the Afghan civilisation. Mistrust and paranoia set in, causing alienation and disillusion.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Janus Metz

Written by: Janus Metz

Produced by: Ronnie Fridthjof, Sara Stockman

Cinematography: Lars Skree

Editing: Per K. Kirkegaard

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary 2010