The Idiots

The Idiots (1998)

Society is the mother of all Idiots.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1998-04-28
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 443 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: Dansk
  • Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
  • Production Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden
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With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.

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Writing Lars von Trier Screenplay
Directing Lars von Trier Director
Camera Lars von Trier Director of Photography
Production Vibeke Windeløv Producer
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor
Sound Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound Engineer
Sound Per Streit Sound Designer
Production Marie Louise Hedegaard Casting
Production Dag Alveberg Executive Producer
Production Svend Abrahamsen Executive Producer
Production Erik Schut Producer
Production Marianne Slot Producer
Production Peter van Vogelpoel Producer
Camera Casper Holm Director of Photography
Camera Jesper Jargil Director of Photography
Camera Kristoffer Nyholm Director of Photography
Sound Johan Winbladh Sound Engineer