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Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)

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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 »

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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>

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12 December 1997 (Denmark)  »

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Lars von Trier - Tranceformer  »

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

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A REAL insight...
3 January 2002 | by (Stanmore, NSW) – See all my reviews

This is a quality documentary, providing a truly personal insight, aiding a real understanding of the work, and the man behind the work. I think the documentary itself emulates the work of von Trier, which was quite fitting. Well worth seeing. 7/10


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