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Lorber Films picks up ‘Armadillo’ for U.S.

New York-based Lorber Films has picked up the U.S. rights for Danish director Janus Metz's war doc Armadillo.
November 8, 2010

New York-based Lorber Films has picked up the U.S. rights for Danish director Janus Metz’s war doc Armadillo. Metz’s film, the first documentary ever chosen for competition in Cannes Critics’ Week where it won the grand prize, follows a platoon of young Danish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and shows how their personalities are affected and transformed by the war. It has since screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and DOC NYC and sparked a government inquiry in Denmark into the actions of the soldiers captured in the film. The distribution deal was negotiated between Kino Lorber and TrustNordisk. A theatrical release date has not been announced.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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