The Five Obstructions

The Five Obstructions

(2003)

Original Title: De fem benspænd

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Genres
Documentary, Made in Europe
Runtime
1h 30min

Cast

Claus Nissen
The Perfect Man - from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967
Lars von Trier
Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier
Majken Algren Nielsen
The Perfect Woman, from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967)
Jacqueline Arenal
The Perfect Woman, Cuba
Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
The Perfect Man, Cuba
Alexandra Vandernoot
The Perfect Woman, Brussels
Patrick Bauchau
The Perfect Man, Brussels / Speaker / Speaker
Anders Hove
Naked Man, from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon"
Bent Christensen
Gangster from "Det gode og det onde" 1975 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon"
Stina Ekblad
Woman with money, from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human
Jan Nowicki
Man with jacket, from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human
Charlotte Sieling
Naked Woman - from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989 featured in segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon"
Jørgen Leth
Speaker / Himself - Director / Speaker / The Perfect Man / Speaker / Speaker / Jørgen Leth / The Perfect Human / Speaker

Synopsis

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.

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