2003 | Denmark | Documentary

The Five Obstructions

  • Danish, English, French, Spanish 90 mins
  • Director | Lars Von Trier, Jørgen Leth
  • Writer | Lars Von Trier, Jørgen Leth
  • Producer | Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Vibeke Windeløv

In 1967, experimental filmmaker Jorgen Leth created a striking short film, "The Perfect Human," starring a man and women sitting in a box while a narrator poses questions about their relationship and humanity. Years later, Danish director Lars von Trier made a deal with Leth to remake the film five times, each under a different set of circumstances and with von Trier's strictly prescribed rules. As Leth completes each challenge, von Trier creates ever more elaborate rules for the contest.

Download Labocine's iOS App