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The Five Obstructions (2003)

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90 min | Documentary

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)
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Sophie Destin (poem "La Femme") (segments: The Perfect Human: Brussels) | Asger Leth (script) (segments: The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels) (script) (segments: Cartoon) | Jørgen Leth (script) (segments: The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels) (script) (segments: The Perfect Human: Cartoon) | Lars von Trier (script) (segments: The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark)
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$ 8,940
Gross (USA)
$ 165,845
Gross (World)
$ 232,454
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Jan 2004 (United States)

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Claus Nissen
The Perfect Man - from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967 (archive footage) The Perfect Man - from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Majken Algren Nielsen
The Perfect Woman, from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967) (archive footage) (as Maiken Algren) The Perfect Woman, from 'Det perfekte menneske' 1967) (archive footage) (as Maiken Algren)   See fewer
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Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
The Perfect Man (segment "Obstruction #1 - The Perfect Human: Cuba") The Perfect Man (segment "Obstruction #1 - The Perfect Human: Cuba")   See fewer
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Jacqueline Arenal
The Perfect Woman (segment "Obstruction #1 - The Perfect Human: Cuba") The Perfect Woman (segment "Obstruction #1 - The Perfect Human: Cuba")   See fewer
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Vivian Rosa
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Jørgen Leth
Voice-over (from "Det perfekte menneske" 1967) / Himself - Director (segments "The Conversations") / Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Cuba," segment "The Perfect Human: Bombay," segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon") / Himself -The Perfect Man - Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark") Voice-over (from "Det perfekte menneske" 1967) / Himself - Director (segments "The Conversations") / Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Cuba," segment "The Perfect Human: Bombay," segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon") / Himself -The Perfect Man - Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark")   See fewer
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Patrick Bauchau
The Perfect Man / Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels") / Speaker (segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon") The Perfect Man / Voice-over (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels") / Speaker (segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human: Cartoon")   See fewer
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Alexandra Vandernoot
The Perfect Woman (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels") The Perfect Woman (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels")   See fewer
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Marie Dejaer
Maid (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels") Maid (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels")   See fewer
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Pascal Perez
Couple (Man) (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels") Couple (Man) (segment "The Perfect Human: Brunelles Brussels")   See fewer
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Meschell Perez
Couple (Woman) (segment "The Perfect Human: BrunellesBrussels") Couple (Woman) (segment "The Perfect Human: BrunellesBrussels")   See fewer
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Bent Christensen
Gangster (from "Det gode og det onde" 1975) (segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage) Gangster (from "Det gode og det onde" 1975) (segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage)   See fewer
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Anders Hove
Naked Man (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( fsegment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage) Naked Man (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( fsegment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage)   See fewer
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Charlotte Sieling
Naked Woman (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage) Naked Woman (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon" (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jan Nowicki
Man with Jacket (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human (archive footage) Man with Jacket (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) ( segment "Obstruction #4 - The Perfect Human (archive footage)   See fewer
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Stina Ekblad
Woman with Money (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) (segment "The Perfect Human (archive footage) Woman with Money (from "Notater om kærligheden" 1989) (segment "The Perfect Human (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lars von Trier
Himself / Obstructor (segment "The Conversations") Himself / Obstructor (segment "The Conversations")   See fewer
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Bob Sabiston
Himself (segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon") (uncredited) Himself (segment "The Perfect Human: Cartoon") (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 7,379 votes