The Idiots


1h 55m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Karen, a grieving young woman finds compassion in Stoffer, the leader of a group of young people who attack middle-class sensibilities by pretending to be mentally disabled.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dogma 2: The Idiots, Dogme 2, Idioterne, Idiots
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Karen, a grieving young woman finds compassion in Stoffer, the leader of a group of young people who attack middle-class sensibilities by pretending to be mentally disabled.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dogma 2: The Idiots, Dogme 2, Idioterne, Idiots
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

"The Idiots" is Lars Von Trier's first film made in accordance with Dogme 95, the artistic movement he co-founded with fellow Scandinavian filmmakers Thomas Vinterberg and Soren Kragh-Jacobsen. Established in the fall of 1995, the group has declared itself "a rescue operation to counter certain tendencies in film today. Dogme 95 opposes the auteur concept, make-up, illusions and dramaturgical predictability. Dogme 95 desires to purge film so that once again the inner lives of characters justify the plot.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States June 23, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.)

Winner of the FIPRESCI International Critic's Prize at the 1998 London Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2000

Released in United States June 23, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media October 15-24, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.