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The Idiots
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A group of young people walk through a field, cheering. One of them, wearing football gear, is sitting on top of their shoulders
The Idiots, dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark / Sweden 1998, 110 min., Danish with English subtitles

Karen (Bodil Jørgensen) is dining alone at a crowded restaurant when a group of people who seem to be mentally disabled enter and disrupt everyone’s meal. Discerning that they are not what they seem, Karen returns with the group to the large communal house they inhabit with charismatic Stoffer (Jens Albinus). This group of intellectuals is attempting to challenge bourgeois ideology by behaving like ‘idiots’ in public. Karen, however, may take the act further than any of them had planned.

The second entry in Lars von Trier’s Golden Hearts trilogy (following Breaking the Waves), The Idiots was made in compliance with the Dogme 95 Manifesto and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 where it provoked a storm of debate and publicity.
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