Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier


52m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Probing his phobias and neuroses, a documentary on this generation's noble scion of Scandinavian cinema--Lars von Trier who directed "Breaking the Waves" (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France/1996), "Zentropa" (Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany/1991), and "The Kingdom I & II (Demnak/1994;1997)." A child o

Film Details

Also Known As
Transformer
Release Date
1997

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

Synopsis

Probing his phobias and neuroses, a documentary on this generation's noble scion of Scandinavian cinema--Lars von Trier who directed "Breaking the Waves" (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France/1996), "Zentropa" (Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany/1991), and "The Kingdom I & II (Demnak/1994;1997)." A child of Jewish parents whom he describes as "radical middle class," who gave him an excess of freedom, he saw fit to add "von" to his name. Among von Trier's many idiosyncratic positions is his description of women as "difficult to understand... like swans." His colleagues' anecdotes regarding the enigmatic Dane are all over the map: he's a genius, a madman, a solid bourgeois who likes to trim his hedges wearing bedroom slippers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Transformer
Release Date
1997

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 5, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States October 1998

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venetian Workshop) August 27 - September 6, 1997.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 8-15, 1998.

Released in United States Summer August 5, 1998

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venetian Workshop) August 27 - September 6, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 8-15, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival October 22-31, 1998.)