The Five Obstructions


1h 40m 2003

Brief Synopsis

An investigative journey into the phenomenon of filmmaking in which filmmaker Jorgen Leth remakes, not once but five times, his own 1967 short film "The Perfect Human/Det Perfekte Menneske," each time within a series of guidelines and limitations imposed upon him by director Lars Von Trier.

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Obstructions
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Koch Lorber Films, LLC

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

An investigative journey into the phenomenon of filmmaking in which filmmaker Jorgen Leth remakes, not once but five times, his own 1967 short film "The Perfect Human/Det Perfekte Menneske," each time within a series of guidelines and limitations imposed upon him by director Lars Von Trier.

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Obstructions
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Koch Lorber Films, LLC

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States June 4, 2004

Released in United States on Video October 5, 2004

Released in United States September 2003

Released in United States Summer May 26, 2004

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) January 15-25, 2004.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival August 27 - September 6, 2003.

Inspired by Jorgan Leth's short film "The Perfect Human," (Denmark/1967).

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival August 27 - September 6, 2003.)

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) January 15-25, 2004.)

Released in United States Summer May 26, 2004 (NY)

Released in United States June 4, 2004 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 2003 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video October 5, 2004