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Det gode og det onde (1975)

An extension of The Perfect Human, Good and Evil is a longer, more expansive pseudo-documentary portrayal of life, no less. Using capacious titles or chapter headings that Leth's narrator's... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claus Nissen Claus Nissen
Ulla Gottlieb Ulla Gottlieb
Holger Juul Hansen Holger Juul Hansen
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby
Lars Knutzon Lars Knutzon
Kirsten Peüliche Kirsten Peüliche
Jørgen Reenberg Jørgen Reenberg
Ove Brusendorff Ove Brusendorff
Ditte Maria Wiberg Ditte Maria Wiberg ... (as Ditte Maria)
Ib Mossin
Anniqua Anniqua
Sven-Ole Thorsen
Diana Benneweis Diana Benneweis
Frank Bierlich Frank Bierlich
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An extension of The Perfect Human, Good and Evil is a longer, more expansive pseudo-documentary portrayal of life, no less. Using capacious titles or chapter headings that Leth's narrator's voice dwells upon and impresses upon us as he toys with the cliché "Faces", "Bodies", "Things", "Necessary actions", "Unnecessary actions", Good thoughts", "Bad thoughts", "Pleasant feelings", "Unpleasant feelings", and "Words" - the film consist of aesthetically titillating and contentually almost schematic scenes shot in the void of the film studio: faces, bodies and things. A man with a shoe. Another man with a hardboiled egg which he talks about and eats. A woman gives her husband a shirt. A couple who argue. A desperate woman. And so forth. There is no psychological shading of the characters, merely a series of sketches or examples that are as if plucked out of different everyday contexts. The thread leading back to Life in Denmark is thus also clear. The dialogue is sparse and phrases or ... Written by Anonymous

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Danish

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26 March 1975 (Denmark) See more »

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Dobro i zlo See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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Philosophical, I guess.
31 March 2001 | by DotDashSee all my reviews

Now this is one seriously weird movie! But also a funny and beautiful one. It consists of chapters like faces, bodies, things, good and bad thoughts, acts, feelings and words. Each chapter is introduced by a male voice and then they show us people performing everyday tasks in front of a blank background. There is, for example, people dressing and undressing, eating, talking or just sitting and staring. The whole thing is more like a study than a movie in the traditional sense of the word (you know; all that stuff about plot, main protagonist, drama etc). You can find a lot of deepness in the film, but if you're just not interested in that sort of thing: there is also some naked people. So expose yourself to an original film experience and see this movie if you have a chance to!


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