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The Five Obstructions (De fem benspænd) (2003)

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Claus Nissen Claus Nissen
The Perfect Man - from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967
Majken Algren Nielsen Majken Algren Nielsen
The Perfect Woman, from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967)
Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
The Perfect Man
Jacqueline Arenal Jacqueline Arenal
The Perfect Woman
Vivian Rosa Vivian Rosa
Jørgen Leth Jørgen Leth
Patrick Bauchau Patrick Bauchau
The Perfect Man / Voice-over
Alexandra Vandernoot Alexandra Vandernoot
The Perfect Woman

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Sophie Destin Sophie Destin
poem La Femme
Asger Leth Asger Leth


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6 years, 8 months ago at May 3 21:45
Lars von Trier invites his friend and mentor, Jorgen Leth, to participate in a series of exercizes—or Obstructions—in which Leth must re-shoot his best known film, The Perfect Man. With each re-shooting, von Trier introduces a list of rules that Leth must follow, intent on analyzing not the film, but the director behind it. Von Trier sees Leth as The Perfect Man—cool, calm, in control—and ... read more
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About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)
Release date: 7 November 2003
UPC: 741952303497
Tags: 2000s (4), Documentary (3), 2003 (3), Denmark (3), France (2), Switzerland (2), Belgium (2), Art Film (2), Challenge (2), The Five Obsructions (1), Sort (1), Foreign (1)
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