The Idiot

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Release Date: June 4, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 3.17
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Cast: Bodil Jorgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Henrik Prip, Luis Mesonero


In this comedy/drama, a group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to go against society's cult of an aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form of intelligence by living together in a community of "idiots". Their main activity -- going out into the world of "normal" people and pretending to be mentally retarded.

They take advantage of this situation to create anarchy everywhere as they go and try by every possible means to make people annoyed, disturbed, miserable, ridiculous, angered, and shocked.

Director: Lars von Trier
Studio: October Releasing
Screenplay: Lars von Trier

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