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Mænd & høns (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 5 February 2015 (Denmark)
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Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Dencik ... Gabriel
Mads Mikkelsen ... Elias
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Gregor
Søren Malling ... Franz
Nicolas Bro ... Josef
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stine Engberg Andersen Stine Engberg Andersen ... Epilog pige I
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Sara
Ulla Asbjørn-Damsted Ulla Asbjørn-Damsted ... Gæst
Thor Bisbjerg Thor Bisbjerg ... Hvid kittel II
Valdemar Bemmann Bredning Valdemar Bemmann Bredning ... Boy I
Lisbet Dahl Lisbet Dahl ... Susan
Johnny Didriksen Johnny Didriksen ... Hvid kittel V
Matti Ehlers Matti Ehlers ... Dreng børnehaven
Daniel Engstrup Daniel Engstrup ... Hvid kittel I
Jens Fitzau Jens Fitzau ... Tjener I
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Storyline

Gabriel and Elias are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn't their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family. The brothers' first meeting with the family doesn't go as expected. Gabriel and Elias are stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people, Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free. Written by Anders Thomas Jensen

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Man vælger ikke selv sin familie (You don't choose your own family)


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Denmark | Germany

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

5 February 2015 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Men & Chicken See more »

Filming Locations:

Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,654, 24 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,127, 26 June 2016
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2.35 : 1
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The scene with the animal-themed plates came from Anders Thomas Jensen's own at-home experience; His kids would bicker over the same silly problem during dinner. See more »

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A masterpiece from mastermind Anders Thomas Jensen.
7 February 2015 | by simonsaysplay01See all my reviews

I don't often write reviews here, but I just had to write something about this film.

I'm a huge fan of Anders Thomas Jensen, I believe he's one of the most important director/writers in Denmark at the moment. Even though he has only directed 3 feature films (all of them excellent), he has written a ton of important danish films for the last 20 years or so.

Men and Chicken (Mænd og Høns) is in my opinion his greatest film so far. You are brought into this totally obscure insane world, but you are never bored. It is hilariously funny in Jensen's typical black humour way. But in this case also has such a a mysterious and interesting story, with bizaare characters. How did a man come up with this?

This film is genius, might not be for everyone, but wow is this film just amazing. I just hope we don't have to wait another 10 years for his next film.


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