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Ole John (script) &
Jørgen Leth (script)
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1967 (Denmark) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Majken Algren Nielsen ... The Perfect Woman (as Maiken Algren)
Claus Nissen ... The Perfect Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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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"Det perfekte menneske" - Denmark (original title)
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Denmark:13 min

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19 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Just the sort of "pseudo-intellectual claptrap" that makes the average person hate art films, 18 August 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When Jørgen Leth made this short art film, I'm sure he was very pleased with himself as all the intelligentsia agreed that it was brilliant. After all, what's better than a Danish-language film made in black & white that consists of no plot but a man and woman who are non-emotive and do lots of moronic repetitive actions set to a pointless narration? This is the height of greatness for the artsy-fartsy folks who like to watch incomprehensible films and laugh in a self-satisfying way when others say they think the film is a waste of time. While I have seen many, many international films and have done a ton of reviews on IMDb, I just can't see much point to this sort of stuff BUT at the same time I hate the fare that Hollywood has been churning out for some time. Can't you want something different and yet not have it be as banal as DET PERFEKTE MENNESKE? Watch this film only if you have a tremendous need to be self-satisfied or if you actually enjoy being bored out of your mind. Don't say I didn't warn you.

FYI--This banal little film is included on the DVD for THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS--a series of updated versions of this film. While not much fun to watch, THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS is better and more watchable (though this isn't saying much).

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