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3,125 Ratings

The Idiots


Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, 1998
Comedy, Drama, Cult


A mix of home-video and documentary, tells the story of a group of eccentrics in a Copenhagen suburb who find cathartic release in breaking limitations and bringing out their inner idiots. By doing so they attack middle-class sensibilities. An official Dogma-95 film.

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The Idiots Directed by Lars von Trier

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


San Sebastián International Film Festival


BFI London Film Festival

1998 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Mar del Plata International Film Festival


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