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The Idiots (1998)
"Idioterne" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  17 July 1998 (Denmark)
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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.

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Karen
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Anne Louise Hassing ...
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Henrik
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Jeppe
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Josephine
Henrik Prip ...
Ped
Luis Mesonero ...
Miguel
Knud Romer Jørgensen ...
Axel
Trine Michelsen ...
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis ...
Katrine
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High Class Lady
Erik Wedersøe ...
Stoffer's Uncle
Michael Moritzen ...
Man From Municipality
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Josephine's Father
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A group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to react to society's cult of an aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form of intelligence by living together in a community of "idiots". Their main activity becomes going out into the world of "normal" people and pretending to be mentally retarded. They take advantage of this situation to create anarchy everywhere they go and try by every possible means to make people annoyed, disturbed, miserable, ridiculous, angered, and shocked. The films start as they recruit a new lost soul and introduced her to their megalomaniac leader. Written by Matthieu Navarro

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Society is the mother of all Idiots See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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17 July 1998 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Dogma 95 - Idioterne  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,235 (USA) (28 April 2000)

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$339,768 (Sweden) (3 November 2000)
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One of the many favorite films of Tom Six, the creator of The Human Centipede trilogy. See more »

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This is a film that adheres to the 'Dogme 95' manifesto, so the usual goof rules do not necessarily apply. This includes shots of the crew, microphones and other equipment, as well as continuity errors. See more »

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[at Stoffer's birthday party]
Susanne: I think Stoffer should choose what we do next. Because it's his party.
Stoffer: Gang bang.
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Stoffer: Gang bang.
Nana: Count me in. Gang bang! Gang bang!
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Mediocre film, childish manifesto
25 November 1998 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

What can you expect from a film based on a childish manifesto like Dogma 95? Bad lighting, bad acting (with a couple of notable exceptions) and a feeling that some of the scenes (like the orgy) were introduced only to prove that the Dogma was being obeyed...

The story itself (a group of people pretending to be mentally retarded and interacting with the "normal" world, with each other and with themselves) is sometimes intriguing and certainly will not leave any spectator undisturbed, but it is not enough to make this piece remarkable.

Only to be seen as a curiosity...


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