About

With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.

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Directed by

Lars von Trier

Written by

Lars von Trier (Screenplay)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Language

Danish

Cast

Keywords

freedom commune idiot psychology self-awareness test of courage lifestyle theatre milieu dogme 95 mockery simulation mentally disabled bodily disabled person social control publicity normality social coercions staging

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