This is the final result of a great experiment. The four movies recorded simultaneous on new year eve 1999 together with the filming of the directors at work has now been edited into the final version of D-dag. (The title means D-dag the finished film.) This is the editors cut, where he has taken the five 70 minutes film roles and cut them down to one movie of 65 minutes. The original D-dag was your own to edit all five movies where on simultaneous on up to seven different TV- channels. However here we see a professional editors version. The plot is the same for all versions of D-dag: Four people has planned to rob a bank, and they shall use the noise from the new year celebration to hide the explosion. We follow them in the hour around the robbery. Written by
If I'm not mistaken this was broadcasted new years day here in Denmark LIVE! It was the four directors sitting with a monitor each following a group of actors telling them what to do (improvised) and the four groups paths would cross at one point or another. All in all it was a big mess in my opinion and I was terribly disappointed and everybody I've heard commenting on it said the same thing (not saying that you should think so too, though). There wasn't anything exciting, nothing that grabbed my interest and it just showed that the four directors should stick to a written script (Lars Von Trier even made the best film I've ever seen, "Breaking the waves"). I guess that if you're a Dogme fan you would appreciate this, but I've never really been a fan of that concept, although some of the films are alright I guess.
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