The Idiots



With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.

  1. Lars von Trier

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Bodil Jørgensen

    Bodil Jørgensen


  2. Jens Albinus

    Jens Albinus


  3. Anne Louise Hassing

    Anne Louise Hassing


  4. Troels Lyby

    Troels Lyby


  5. Nikolaj Lie Kaas

    Nikolaj Lie Kaas


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The Idiots
The Idiots



Original Title Idioterne

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 28, 1998


Original Language Danish

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $2,500,000.00

Revenue $7,235.00



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