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THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS

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Directed by Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Denmark, Switzerland, 2003
Documentary, Avant-Garde
      Danish
      English

Synopsis

An investigative journey into the phenomenon of filmmaking in which filmmaker Jørgen Leth remakes, not once but five times, his own 1968 short film The Perfect Human, each time within a series of guidelines and limitations imposed upon him by director Lars von Trier.

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Lars von Trier, will you ever stop provoking people? Here’s a movie that’s about his provocations: the Nymphomaniac director challenges his hero, the great Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake his own movie under von Trier’s maniacal guidelines. Can he do it? Or will both filmmakers go insane?

Synopsis

An investigative journey into the phenomenon of filmmaking in which filmmaker Jørgen Leth remakes, not once but five times, his own 1968 short film The Perfect Human, each time within a series of guidelines and limitations imposed upon him by director Lars von Trier.

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The Five ObstructionsDirected byJørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
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Venice Film Festival
2003

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