MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 107,927 this week

Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 303 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. A meeting with von Trier on a private level as well as with his film universe. Filmmaker Stig Björkman ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 980 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
 
a list of 9027 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 283 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 256 titles
created 06 Feb 2014
 
a list of 229 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)

Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
Europa (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A short documentary that explains the process Lars von Trier used to give his film Dancer in the Dark it's unusual look.

Director: Katia Forbert
Stars: Björk, Caroline Sascha Cogez, Catherine Deneuve
Ordet (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Patriarch Borgen has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye
Epidemic (1987)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) write a screenplay, in which an epidemic spreads about the whole world. Like the protagonist ... See full summary »

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting
The Idiots (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Kingdom Hospital (TV Series 2004)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison
The Kingdom (1994–1997)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Lotte Svendsen
Stars: Sofie Stougaard, Henrik Lykkegaard, Michelle Bjørn-Andersen
Lars von Trier Anecdotes (TV Special 2005)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Memorable anecdotes about film director Lars von Trier told by people he has worked with on his films.

Director: Michael Sandager
Stars: Manon Rasmussen, Mogens Rukov, Tómas Gislason
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
Inger Høst Trier ...
Herself, Lars von Trier's mother (archive footage)
Ulf Trier ...
Himself, Lars von Trier's father (archive footage)
Tøger Seidenfaden ...
Himself, Lars von Trier's childhood friend (as Thøger Seidenfaden)
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ...
Himself
Tómas Gislason ...
Himself
Tom Elling ...
Himself
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ...
Himself
...
Himself (as Mårten Arnfred)
...
Himself
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. A meeting with von Trier on a private level as well as with his film universe. Filmmaker Stig Björkman follow von Trier during a period of more than two years, meet him at work, at home and at leisure. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Lars von Trier - Tranceformer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This documentary is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for The Element of Crime (1984) (The Element of Crime), released in 2000. See more »

Connections

Features Europa (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Look at Lars von Trier
23 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. The film deals with von Trier on a private level as well as with his film universe.

His friends and colleagues describe him as a "playful rascal" who opposes "intellectual authority". That seems pretty fair and probably sums up just about anyone whose creativity verges from the mainstream.

Von Trier says he prefers experience and workshops over film school, and I think that is probably an outlook shared by many. Although I have had little experience on film sets, it seems that the best knowledge comes from doing rather than being told. Sure, watching plenty of films helps, but you just have to get out there and try it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
trier on dreyer jon-211

Contribute to This Page