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THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS

by Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth

synopsis

Playing the part of a naïve anthropologist, Leth attempts to embrace the cunning challenges set forth by the devious and sneaky Trier. Five times Leth will have to deal with limitations, commands and prohibitions made up by Trier. It is a game full of traps and vicious turns.

international title: The Five Obstructions
original title: De fem benspænd
country: Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
year: 2003
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth
film run: 90'
release date: DK 21/11/2003, IT 02/01/2004
screenplay: Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth
cast: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, Jacqueline Arenal, Daniel Hernández Rodriguez, Patrick Bauchau, Alexandra Vandernoot
cinematography by: Dan Holmberg
film editing: Camilla Skousen, Morten Højberg
art director: Michel Vinck
costumes designer: Elisabeth Houtart
producer: Carsten Holst
production: DFI - Danish Film Institute, Memfis Film & TV, Wajnbrosse Productions (BE); Almaz Productions (CH); DR Drama (DK); SFI, SVT (SE); Panic Productions (FR); Channel4 (UK); Canal+; Eurimages; Nordic Film- & TV Fund
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: DFI- Danish Film Institute, Esse&Bi (IT)
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