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The Five Obstructions (2003)

11 05/26/2004 (US) Documentary 1h 30m


Lars von Trier challenges his mentor, filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film The Perfect Human five times, each with a different set of bizarre and challenging rules.

  1. Jørgen Leth

    Author, Director

  2. Lars von Trier

    Author, Director

  3. Sophie Destin


  4. Asger Leth


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  1. Claus Nissen

    Claus Nissen

    The Perfect Man - from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967

  2. Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier

    Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier

  3. Majken Algren Nielsen

    The Perfect Woman, from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967)

  4. Jacqueline Arenal

    The Perfect Woman, Cuba

  5. Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez

    The Perfect Man, Cuba

  6. Alexandra Vandernoot

    Alexandra Vandernoot

    The Perfect Woman, Brussels

  7. Patrick Bauchau

    Patrick Bauchau

    The Perfect Man, Brussels / Speaker / Speaker

  8. Vivian Rosa

  9. Anders Hove

    Anders Hove

    Naked Man, from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon"

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The Five Obstructions
The Five Obstructions

Original Title De fem benspænd

Status Released

Original Language Danish

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