Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Armadillo Documentary Movie Trailer

'Armadillo' is a new Danish movie currently showing at the Cannes Film Festival. If the trailer is anything to go by, this account of the conflict in Afghanistan from the perspective of two Danish soldiers and, if the trailer is anything to go by, this movie is going to be dark and harrowing and difficult to watch in places. Beautifully shot though with some stunning action scenes, made all the more dramatic because you know they're real.

Synopsis (from the website):

ARMADILLO is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction for young soldiers at war.

Mads and Daniel are on 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 Afghan people, 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.

Armadillo is a journey into the soldier’s mind and a unique film on the mythological story of man and war, staged in its contemporary version in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Obscene Revolver

So sweet, but ridiculous at the same time. Although, if you're gonna have a massive revolver, why not go balls out and get one like this.