Directed by Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier's
extremely controversial black comedy caused an uproar at film festivals
around the world and ran afoul of censor boards in various countries. The
film follows a band of good-looking young adults who make a crusade of
"spazzing," or pretending to be mentally or physically disabled,
in public places. This outrageous, sexually explicit,
uncomfortably ambiguous feature (made under the Dogma 95 banner) is
nothing if not bold. "Here's a movie that has the strange effect of
being brilliant and despicably smug at the same time...fascinating and
curiously liberating" (Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle).
Danish with English subtitles. 117 minutes.