2 user 2 critic

Det gode og det onde (1975)

An extension of The Perfect Human, Good and Evil is a longer, more expansive pseudo-documentary portrayal of life, no less. Using capacious titles or chapter headings that Leth's narrator's... See full summary »





Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An elegant and humorous film-in the guise of a serious anthropological treatise-spotlights "The Perfect Human," a model of the modern Dane created by our wishful thinking.

Director: Jørgen Leth
Stars: Majken Algren Nielsen, Claus Nissen, Jørgen Leth
Il bene e il male (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A girl drags herself along the floor of her apartment, she has voluntarily swallowed bleach. A suicide.

A man accidentally shoots at his brother. A fatality.

A loving father, on his way home ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gianmarco Tognazzi, Bianca Guaccero, Antonia Liskova
India Song (1975)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet,... See full summary »

Director: Marguerite Duras
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière
Good & Evil (TV Series 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Zany soap opera parody poking fun at everything. Denise Sandler, the evil-minded sister, stands to inherit her aging mother's cosmetic empire; the kind sister, Genevieve, is a fastidious ... See full summary »

Stars: Teri Garr, Margaret Whitton, Mark Blankfield
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jørgen Leth made Notater om kærligheden during a crisis in his life and it is a sombre, perhaps very personal film. The tone is struck by Leth's voice, which accompanies a shot of him ... See full summary »

Director: Jørgen Leth
Stars: Claus Nissen, Stina Ekblad, Jan Nowicki


Cast overview, first billed only:
Claus Nissen
Ulla Gottlieb
Holger Juul Hansen
Ulf Pilgaard
Lars Knutzon
Kirsten Peüliche
Jørgen Reenberg
Ove Brusendorff
Ditte Maria Wiberg ...
(as Ditte Maria)
Diana Benneweis
Frank Bierlich


An extension of The Perfect Human, Good and Evil is a longer, more expansive pseudo-documentary portrayal of life, no less. Using capacious titles or chapter headings that Leth's narrator's voice dwells upon and impresses upon us as he toys with the cliché "Faces", "Bodies", "Things", "Necessary actions", "Unnecessary actions", Good thoughts", "Bad thoughts", "Pleasant feelings", "Unpleasant feelings", and "Words" - the film consist of aesthetically titillating and contentually almost schematic scenes shot in the void of the film studio: faces, bodies and things. A man with a shoe. Another man with a hardboiled egg which he talks about and eats. A woman gives her husband a shirt. A couple who argue. A desperate woman. And so forth. There is no psychological shading of the characters, merely a series of sketches or examples that are as if plucked out of different everyday contexts. The thread leading back to Life in Denmark is thus also clear. The dialogue is sparse and phrases or ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

26 March 1975 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Dobro i zlo  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Edited into De fem benspænd (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Philosophical, I guess.
31 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Now this is one seriously weird movie! But also a funny and beautiful one. It consists of chapters like faces, bodies, things, good and bad thoughts, acts, feelings and words. Each chapter is introduced by a male voice and then they show us people performing everyday tasks in front of a blank background. There is, for example, people dressing and undressing, eating, talking or just sitting and staring. The whole thing is more like a study than a movie in the traditional sense of the word (you know; all that stuff about plot, main protagonist, drama etc). You can find a lot of deepness in the film, but if you're just not interested in that sort of thing: there is also some naked people. So expose yourself to an original film experience and see this movie if you have a chance to!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page