Dogma `95 Movies and followers

Goal:

"to purify filmmaking by refusing expensive and spectacular special effects, post-production modifications and other technical gimmicks. The filmmakers concentrate on the story and the actors' performances. They believe this approach may better engage the audience, as they are not alienated or distracted by overproduction".

Rules:

"1) Filming must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in. If a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found.

2) The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. Music must not be used unless it occurs within the scene being filmed, i.e., diegetic.

3) The camera must be a hand-held camera. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. The film must not take place where the camera is standing; filming must take place where the action takes place.

4) The film must be in colour. Special lighting is not acceptable (if there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera).

5) Optical work and filters are forbidden.

6) The film must not contain superficial action (murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)

7) Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden (that is to say that the film takes place here and now).

8) Genre movies are not acceptable.

9) The film format must be Academy 35 mm.

10) The director must not be credited".
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1.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
2.
The Idiots (1998)
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The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves. (117 mins.)
 
3.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
4.
The King Is Alive (2000)
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When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear." (110 mins.)
 
5.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
6.
Italian for Beginners (2000)
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Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives. (112 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
 
7.
Mifune (1999)
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Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career... (98 mins.)
 
8.
Lovers (1999)
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A French woman falls in love with a Yugoslavian man, not realizing that he is an illegal immigrant. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean-Marc Barr
 
9.
Fuckland (2000)
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Fabián, a magician from Buenos Aires, saves his money from weddings, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs, and... (87 mins.)
 
10.
Amerikana (2001)
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Peter and Chris, two young American friends in their late 20s, go from South Dakota to California on a scooter... (95 mins.)
 
11.
Camera (2000)
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A DV camera gets stolen from a video store and we follow the life of it from the camera's POV. (80 mins.)
Director: Richard Martini
 
12.
Full Frontal (2002)
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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party. (101 mins.)
 
13.
Hotel (2001)
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While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are... (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis