Despite becoming one of the more well buzzed films to make this year’s festival circuit, the Danish war documentary, Armadillo, has not had the best time trying to find distribution.
However, thanks to Lorber Films, that just changed.
IndieWire is reporting that the company has nabbed up the US rights to Janus Metz’s hotly discussed film, which came under fire during the festival season due to its look at ‘the rules of engagement and thrill-seeking behavior of young soldiers.’
I haven’t had a chance to see the film, which first saw a release at Cannes where it garnered a prize during Critics’ Week, but this does definitely boast well for the film, which prior to this was floating in release purgatory. It looks at the combat unit stationed at Armadillo, a base in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, making it one of the cavalcade of war documentaries that we’ve gotten this year. However, the debate behind it definitely makes it one that I’m anxiously looking forward to seeing.
Now dates have been set, but expect the film to start rolling out sometime in the near future.