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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
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Idioterne / The Idiots

A group of young boys and girls behave like idiots to break away from established society. Using a country house as their base, they spend their free time together exploring the hidden and scarcely appreciated values of idiocy. They act as if they are mentally retarded to provoke a reaction. Karen, a lonely and reserved woman, joins the group after having unwittingly participated in one of their actions.
This restless Danish director has occupied numerous functions in the profession as an editor, photographer assistant director, actor, producer and writer. Apart from his excellent knowledge of the trade, he is an ambitious artist who caused a sensation with his first work, Forbrydelsens element (The Element of Crime, 1984). His subsequent oeuvres Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), Idioterne (The Idiots, 1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000) and Dogville (2003) garnered international awards.
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
Casper Holm, Jesper Jargil, Kristoffer Nyholm, Lars von Trier
Molly Marlene Stensgaard
Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Running Time
117 m.
Denmark-Sweden-France-The Nederlands-Italy
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