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Ole John (script) &
Jørgen Leth (script)
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1967 (Denmark) See more »
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An elegant and humorous film-in the guise of a serious anthropological treatise-spotlights "The Perfect Human," a model of the modern Dane created by our wishful thinking. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Majken Algren Nielsen ... The Perfect Woman (as Maiken Algren)
Claus Nissen ... The Perfect Man
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Jørgen Leth ... Speaker (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jørgen Leth 
 
Writing credits
Ole John (script) &
Jørgen Leth (script)

Original Music by
Henning Christiansen 
 
Cinematography by
Henning Camre 
Ole John 
 
Film Editing by
Knud Hauge 
 
Sound Department
Kaj Gram Larsen .... sound (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Det perfekte menneske" - Denmark (original title)
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Denmark:13 min
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A humorous take on perfection, 2 January 2006
Author: Arne Kristian Lindmo from Norway

This is an interesting little movie. It explores the concept of "the perfect human" through close studies of a "perfect" male and a "perfect" female. The movie asks a lot of questions but does not try to answer them. I don't feel like I fully understood the picture and it felt a bit too artistic for its own good. I chose to view it as an attempt to ridicule our conceptions of what it means to be "perfect". Some scenes were outright funny, while others were just confusing (especially in the shaving sequence). This movie is essential viewing if one plans to see Lars Von Triers "The Five Obstacles" which is a very good documentary where the director, Jørgen Leth gets to re-make his short movie 5 times but under different, more difficult circumstances. As entertainment I rate it slightly above average. As art? I don't know.

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