A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.
A group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to react to society's cult of aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form intellect 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 film starts as they recruit a new lost soul and introduce her to their megalomaniac leader. Written by
One of the many favorite films of Tom Six, the creator of The Human Centipede trilogy. See more »
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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Where do you start on this, there is just a sense that anything goes just because we label a film as 'new wave' or 'experimental cinema'. It is an embarrassment that this film attempts to even class itself as one of those.
In reality, this film should adhere to the Dogme 95 manifesto that it was made under. But looking at those rules, it clearly breaks a number of them. The 'Vow of Chastity' states that the "sound may never be produced apart from the images", but this is definitely not the case on a number of occasions. Also(according to Dogme), "the director must not be credited". So why is it then that Mr von Trier is credited as director on everything and everywhere we see this film. I mean if you want to be clever and write up a manifesto, at least lets stick to the rules. Looking at the DVD, his name and all of the actors are credited when really they shouldn't be. They shouldn't even be acknowledged on this website as having specific 'jobs' in the film. In all honesty there should just be one long list of names.
Classing a film as 'new wave' or 'experimental' just seems to be a marketing ploy i.e. a bandwagon for everybody to jump on. Looking at the IMDb rating and some of the comments, lots of people have done just that.
With this film it just seems to be a case of 'I know, we'll go into public places and pretend to be handicapped, we'll try to be as controversial as possible and get somebody with a shaky hand to film it all with a hand held digital camera. Then we'll edit it together in a haphazard fashion and say we're rebelling against continuity'. The film doesn't work, the ideas are weak and why you even need a director for this catastrophe is still open to question.
Oh how I cheered when our lead lady Karen was slapped hard across the face in the final scene. It should have come earlier, but all the same it was well delivered and of course thoroughly deserved.
I warn people, do not try to look for things that aren't there. This isn't a good film - it's a bad documentary. 0/10
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