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The five obstructions

Author: Jørgen Leth; Lars von Trier; Zentropa Real ApS.; Koch Lorber Films.; et al
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber Films, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Danish : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12-minute short film called 'The Perfect Human'. Now, 35 years later, Von Trier challenges Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film. Playing the naive anthropologist, Leth rises to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jørgen Leth; Lars von Trier; Zentropa Real ApS.; Koch Lorber Films.; et al
ISBN: 1417200618 9781417200610
OCLC Number: 56607964
Language Note: In Danish, English, French & Spanish; with optional yellow English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2003.
Special features: optional audio commentary in English by Leth; "Det perfekte menneske = The perfect human" (1967, in Danish with English subtitles, 13 min., b&w) / (Det Danske Filminstitut præsenterer ; en film af Jørgen Leth ; med Maiken Algren, Claus Nissen ; drejebog, Ole John, Jørgen Leth ; musik, Henning Christiansen ; kliping, Knud Hauge ; produceret af Laterna film, por Kortfilmrådet) ; Danish theatrical trailer (3 min.); US theatrical trailer (2 min.).
"Enhanced for 16:9 [televisions]"--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Dan Holmberg ; editors, Camilla Skousen & Morten Højbjerg.
Cast: Claus Nissen, Maiken Algren, Daniel Hernández Rodríguez, Jacqueline Arenal, Vivian Rosa, Jørgen Leth, Patrick Bauchau, Alexandra Vandernoot.
Performer(s): With Jørgen Leth, Lars Von Trier.
Event notes: Filmed in Cuba, Bombay, Brussels & Denmark.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Perfect human.
Fem benspaend
Perfekte menneske (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Zentropa Real ApS ... [et al.] present ; a film by Jørgen Leth & Lars Von Trier ; idea, Lars Von Trier ; produced by Carsten Holst.

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"Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12-minute short film called 'The Perfect Human'. Now, 35 years later, Von Trier challenges Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film. Playing the naive anthropologist, Leth rises to the challenge set forth by Von Trier in a game full of traps and vicious turns, and a very surprising outcome"--Container.

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