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Five Obstructions, The

Five Obstructions, The

cast: Alexandra Vandernoot, Patrick Bauchau, Jorgen Leth, Clauss Nissen

year: 2003

colour: yes


director: Lars von Trier, Jorgen Leth

runtime: 90

Based on the book "The Perfect Human" by Jorgen Leth, 1967 "The Five Obstructions", a 100 min. theatre documentary directed by Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth. An investigative journey into the phenomenon of "documentary", based on manifestos written by each director. 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), a document on life in Denmark, containing the familiar Leth idiosyncrasies


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