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Writers:
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

  (in credits order)
Majken Algren Nielsen ... The Perfect Woman (as Maiken Algren)
Claus Nissen ... The Perfect Man
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Jørgen Leth ... Speaker (voice) (uncredited)

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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The most attractive mess ever created, 23 March 2008
Author: deliogul from Turkey

It is really easy. Just leave a small portion of your day to see this short film. The acting, the setting and the rather blurry theme are all great, works of a master. I learned about this one thanks to von Trier who sent Leth to a mission in order to remake this film. You can have a look at "Five Obstructions" for more details about that project and I highly recommend you the part which takes place in Cuba.

Whatever, I found the original "Perfect Human" on internet and watched it. Then I watched it once again. In a timeless and "in-the-limits-of-simplicity" setting, the viewer sees a master class art. You will question what ordinary people accept as "perfect" for mankind and how this average view lacks detail and more than detail, the dark sides of the model. If you go after such a model, you will see "how the perfect human falls".

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