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The Idiots (Idioterne)

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Jens Albinus Jens Albinus
Stoffer
Troels Lyby Troels Lyby
Henrik
Louise Mieritz Louise Mieritz
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A good movie

12 years, 8 months ago at Aug 2 8:10
Back then, there was a lot of hype surrounding the Dogme and this was the second movie featuring those rules. I was personally completely blown away by 'Festen' directed by Thomas Vinterberg which was the first movie featuring the Dogme rules so I was really eager to watch this second movie. Eventually, to be honest, I ended up with some mixed feelings. Indeed, the main issue here is that the whol... read more

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12 years, 5 months ago at Nov 10 10:10
Always one for controversy, Lars Von Trier's The Idiots is no exception.
Filmed in the Dogme 95 style, the handheld camera, dodgy sound and mis-matched cuts are at first a distraction, yet once the storyline draws you in they become almost unnoticeable.

The film follows a group of young adults, who routinely "spazz out" in public in order to indulge their "inner idiot". The s... read more

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1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 5 14:32
(MU) Another manifest (he is used to) from Von Trier, posing as a collective expression of Dogma. But the idea of people mocking as idios on idiocy, selfvictimized when trying to go ahead with it in his working and family routine, is really good....Bizarre and wild moments, orgy, irreverent politically incorrect moments...
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Description: A seemingly "anti-bourgeois" group of adults spend their time seeking their "inner idiot" to release their inhibitions. They do so by behaving in public as if they were developmentally disabled. At a restaurant, patrons are disturbed by the group's mischief, but single diner Karen (Bodil Jorgensen) develops an appreciation of their antics. The members of the group refer to this behaviour as "spassing", a neologism derived from "spasser", the Danish equivalent of "spaz", which has the same connotations in Denmark as in English-speaking countries. (The Idiots is not concerned wi ... (more)
Release date: 21 May 1998
UPC: 696306013525
Tags: 1990s (8), Danish (8), 1998 (8), Denmark (7), Italy (5), Netherlands (4), Sweden (4), Spain (4), Drama (4), France (4), Dogme 95 (4), Stupidity (3), Cult (3), Comedy (2), Orgy (2), Improvisation (2), Fake Documentary (2), Wheelchair (2), Mentally Handicapped (2), Acting (2)
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“(MU) Another manifest (he is used to) from Von Trier, posing as a collective expression of Dogma. But the idea of people mocking as idios on idiocy, selfvictimized when trying to go ahead with it in his working and family routine, is really good....Bizarre and wild moments, orgy, irreverent politically incorrect moments...” read more

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"I rarely understood what was happening in this film. But when I did, I found this flick rather enjoyable and much more in my 'comfort zone' than other Lars Von Trier movies. Oh well, maybe I should've paid more attention. Two words though: Gang bangggggg PS. almost finished with the Lars Von Trier films I've wanted to watch. After I write this, I'm going to watch Europa and then early tomorrow morning (before school, first day of Term 2 btw, how ever so exciting) Manderlay (how ever it's spelt)"


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" Cast : Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paprika Steen What was it about? A group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to react to society's cult of aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form intellect by living together in a community of "idiots". Their main activity becomes going out into the world of "normal" people and pretending to be mentally retarded. My two cents: Back then, there was a lot of hype surrounding the Dogme and this was the second movie featuring those rules. I was persona"


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