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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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25 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Film, 7 June 2004
Author: jessebogner

In every sense this short is an absolute gem. It reveals something very real

about humanity. Jorgen Leth is technically a masterful director, who has never created an overly impressive feature, but this film exemplifies our obsessions with our self and the image we create for ourself in order to reach some kind of true perfection. The woman is beautiful and the actor takes this simple script and inevitably makes him seemlessly leap off the screen into the mind of the viewer. The most pertinent and important scene is a scene where he eats, the beauty

and grace in which he eats his food stays true with the viewer. Lars Von Trier criticizes his mentor Jorgen Leth, for embodying his image of perfection. Thus he lives a lone in Haiti in his depression, but his artistic touch in this film shows how human Leth is and how humanity can be embodied in absolute perfection.

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