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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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