In this controversial documentary, director Janus Matz and his cameraman Lars Skree go to Afghanistan with a platoon of Danish soldiers to fight the Taliban. We see them saying goodbye to their families and girlfriends as well as scenes from a party with booze and a stripper. Hoping to have great adventures, these young men are often bored with the tasks they have to perform. They don't know whether or not to trust the villagers they are there to help. For recreation, the Danes watch pornography. When they finally do see combat, they pull the corpses of Taliban fighters out off a ditch and take pictures of themselves as the winners in battle. Other soldiers in the group are appalled by the sight of their own comrades killed in battle. Of course, the question every viewer should ask is: What are these young men dying for?

Director Metz follows the soldiers through an entire tour of duty. He refuses to make a judgment for or against the war. But it is very troubling to watch the hatred that these young men have for anyone they consider to be the enemy.

Some filmgoers in Denmark were outraged by the scenes in the documentary charting the ridicule of the dead Taliban combatants but they shouldn't be. These soldiers have been trained to think of the enemy as less than human. Here the gung-ho heroism of the training camp is revealed to be what it really is: the pornography of violence. Metz may have made a documentary which does not take sides but in the end what's clear is that he has created is a chilling indictment of the cruelty, senseless violence, and meaninglessness of war.