Armadillo: Heart Grenade

Armadillo poster anatomical heart grenade

Armadillo poster anatomical heart grenade detail

Armadillo is a documentary film about Danish soldiers in the war in Afghanistan.  Director Janus Metz speaks of Armadillo as being a documentary of ambivalence, “trying to create peace with one hand and war with the other.”  This theme of ambivalence is depicted in the documentary poster as a grenade and anatomical heart fused together.  While I can’t say that it’s the best rendering of an anatomical hear that I’ve seen, it’s certainly a nice concept that differentiates from many other war movies/documentaries out there.


[spotted by Manuel]


3 thoughts on “Armadillo: Heart Grenade”

  1. This visual really affected me. I think it is beyond genius. We’ve all been there…the days you feel your heart is a grenade about to explode with intense emotion…sadness or elation. Brilliant. I want a print of this the size of my study wall.

  2. @pure evil, it’s a pleasure to have you viewing Street Anatomy. We met back in October in your gallery, I was eying your ROA print behind your desk…

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