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Jørgen Leth

Jørgen Leth was born on June 14, 1937 in Århus, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for The Five Obstructions (2003), The Perfect Human (1967) and The Erotic Man (2010). See full bio »

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Known For

The Five Obstructions
The Perfect Human
The Erotic Man
The Erotic Man Director
A Sunday Day in Hell


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 2015 Pelota II (Documentary)
 2009 Det meste af tiden (Short)
 2005 Aarhus (Documentary short)
 2003 The Five Obstructions (Documentary) (segments "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark", "The Perfect Human: Bombay", "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels", "The Perfect Human: Cartoon", "The Perfect Human: Cuba", uncredited)
 2003 New Scenes from America (Documentary short)
 2002 Dreamers (Documentary)
 1999 I Am Alive (Documentary short)
 1995 Haiti. Untitled (Documentary)
 1993 Michael Laudrup: A Football Player (Documentary)
 1992 Traberg (Documentary)
 1989 Notes on Love
 1989 Danish Literature (Documentary short)
 1987 Notater fra Kina (Documentary)
 1987 Composer Meets Quartet (Video documentary short)
 1986 Moments of Play (Documentary)
 1983 Haiti Express
 1983 Pelota (Documentary)
 1982 66 Scenes from America (Documentary short)
 1981 Step on Silence (Documentary)
 1979 A Midsummer's Play (TV Movie)
 1979 Dancing Bournonville (Documentary)
 1979 Kalule (Documentary)
 1978 Peter Martins: A Dancer (Documentary)
 1977 A Sunday Day in Hell (Documentary)
 1975 Good and Evil (Documentary)
 1974 The Stars and the Water Carriers (Documentary)
 1974 Klaus Rifbjerg (Documentary short)
 1974 The Impossible Hour (Documentary short)
 1972 Life in Denmark (Documentary)
 1972 Chinese Ping-Pong (Documentary short)
 1970 Without Kin (segment "Interview med hippiepige")
 1970 Motion Picture (Short)
 1970 Teatret i de grønne bjerge (Documentary short)
 1970 The Deer Garden: The Romantic Forest (Documentary short)
 1970 The Search (Short)
 1969 Jens Otto Krag (Short)
 1969 The Deer Garden (Short)
 1968 Near Heaven, Near Earth (Documentary short)
 1968 Ophelia's Flowers (Short)
 1967 The Perfect Human (Short)
 1963 Stop for Bud (Short)
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2000: 'Historier fra Haiti - en ø-stat i Caribien' (essays, Information) See more »

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