The Five Obstructions

The Five Obstructions (2003)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2003-11-07
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 147 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: Dansk
  • Production Company: Panic Productions
  • Production Country: Belgium, Denmark, France, Switzerland
  • Directors: , .
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Lars von Trier challenges his mentor, filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film The Perfect Human five times, each with a different set of bizarre and challenging rules.

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    Directing Lars von Trier Director
    Directing Jørgen Leth Director
    Production Marianne Christensen Line Producer
    Production Anders Jacobsen Producer
    Production Carsten Holst Producer
    Production Vibeke Windeløv Executive Producer
    Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
    Camera Dan Holmberg Director of Photography
    Editing Camilla Skousen Editor
    Production Magdalena García Casting
    Production Marianne Christensen Casting
    Editing Morten Højbjerg Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Juan Pacífico Hairstylist
    Crew Sophie Destin Poem
    Writing Asger Leth Writer
    Writing Jørgen Leth Writer
    Writing Lars von Trier Writer
    Writing Lars von Trier Idea
    Production Yeslam bin Laden Co-Executive Producer
    Production Nicole Mora Co-Executive Producer
    Production Gérald Morin Co-Executive Producer
    Production Marc-Henri Wajnberg Co-Executive Producer
    Production Marc-Henri Wajnberg Delegated Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Magdalena Coamano Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Lisa Schonker Makeup Artist
    Crew Anne Katrine Andersen Post-Production Manager
    Production Amrit Gangar Production Manager
    Production Magdalena García Production Manager
    Crew Mette Høst Hansen Post-Production Manager
    Production Tom Heene Production Manager
    Crew Pia Nielsen Post Production Supervisor
    Directing Asger Leth First Assistant Director
    Directing Asger Leth Second Unit Director
    Art Michel Vinck Props
    Sound Martin Saabye Andersen Sound Engineer
    Sound Morten Bøttzauw Sound Engineer
    Sound Jens de Place Bjørn Sound Engineer
    Sound Paul Heymans Sound Engineer
    Sound Jan Juhler Sound Engineer
    Sound Tom Koester Sound Engineer
    Sound Hans Møller Sound Designer
    Art Manuel Dacosse Assistant Director of Photography
    Camera Asger Leth Second Unit Director of Photography
    Art Adam Morris Philp Assistant Director of Photography
    Lighting François Zeegers Gaffer
    Visual Effects Randy Cole Animation
    Visual Effects Jennifer Deutrom Animation
    Visual Effects Mike Layne Animation
    Visual Effects Katy O'Connor Animation
    Visual Effects Bob Sabiston Animation Director
    Visual Effects Bob Sabiston Animation
    Visual Effects Holly Sabiston Animation
    Visual Effects Susan Sabiston Animation
    Visual Effects Patrick Thornton Animation
    Costume & Make-Up Elisabeth Houtart Costume Design
    Editing Marlene Billie Andreasen Online Editor
    Visual Effects Thomas Caspersen Digital Film Recording
    Editing Daniel Dencik Additional Editing
    Crew Christine Ekstrand Post Production Assistant
    Editing Simon Kristiansen Online Editor
    Editing Fabien Pascal Color Timer
    Editing Thomas Therchilsen Color Grading
    Production Anne Katrine Andersen Post Production Producer
    Editing Michael Frank Nielsen Color Timer
    Production Delphine Coterel Location Manager
    Crew Kristian Leth Additional Music
    Sound Mikkel Maltha Music Consultant
    Sound Anders Valbro Music Consultant
    Production José Luis Figueroa Production Driver
    Production Suhas Bhiwandkar Production Coordinator
    Production Signe Birket-Smith Producer's Assistant
    Production Majken Bramstrup Production Assistant
    Production Floyd E. Casper Production Coordinator
    Production Rasmus Christoffersen Production Assistant
    Production Isabelle Corlier Production Assistant
    Production Michel Detry Accountant
    Production Sonja Egemar Accountant
    Crew Füsun Eriksen Public Relations
    Production Marie-Aude Goddard Production Assistant
    Production Javier Gonzales Production Coordinator
    Production Jesper Grüner Production Assistant
    Production Ann Køj Accountant
    Production Stefan Maenen Production Runner
    Crew Melanie Munt Acting Double
    Production Mairead O'Leary Production Assistant
    Production Nina Munch Petersen Producer's Assistant
    Production Deepak Rao Production Coordinator
    Production Jordan Savel Production Assistant
    Production Manka Sierakowski Production Assistant
    Production Johanne Stainer Production Coordinator
    Production Rogier Van Eck Production Assistant
    Production Ann Vognsen Accountant