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The Idiots (Idioterne) (1998)

The Idiots
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6.8 IMDB rating

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Troels Lyby Troels Lyby
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Louise Mieritz Louise Mieritz
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Luis Mesonero Luis Mesonero
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A good movie

8 years, 10 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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8 years, 6 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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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: 20 May 1998
UPC: 696306013525
Tags: 1990s (8), 1998 (8), Danish (7), 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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