The Idiots

The Idiots (1998)

Society is the mother of all Idiots.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1998-04-28
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 530 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: Dansk
  • Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
  • Production Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden
  • Director: Lars von Trier
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With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.

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  • Bodil Jørgensen

    as Karen
  • Jens Albinus

    as Stoffer
  • Anne Louise Hassing

    as Susanne
  • Troels Lyby

    as Henrik
  • Nikolaj Lie Kaas

    as Jeppe
  • Louise Mieritz

    as Josephine
  • Henrik Prip

    as Ped
  • Luis Mesonero

    as Miguel
  • Knud Romer Jørgensen

    as Axel
  • Trine Michelsen

    as Nana
  • Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis

    as Katrine
  • Paprika Steen

    as High Class Lady
  • Erik Wedersøe

    as Stoffer's Uncle Svend
  • Michael Moritzen

    as Man from Municipality
  • Anders Hove

    as Josephine's Father
  • Jan Elle

    as Waiter
  • Claus Strandberg

    as Guide at Factory
  • Jens Jørn Spottag

    as Boss at Advertising Agency
  • John Martinus

    as Man in Morning-Jacket
  • Lars Bjarke

    as Rocker #1
  • Ewald Larsen

    as Rocker #2
  • Christian Friis

    as Rocker #3
  • Louise B. Clausen

    as Rocker Girl Linda
  • Hans Henrik Clemensen

    as Karen's Husband Anders
  • Lone Lindorff

    as Karen's Mother
  • Erno Müller

    as Karen's Grandfather
  • Regitze Estrup

    as Karen's Sister Louise
  • Lotte Munk

    as Karen's Sister Britta
  • Marina Bouras

    as Axel's Wife
  • Kirsten Vaupel

    as Art Class Lady #1
  • Lillian Tillegreen

    as Art Class Lady #2
  • Birgit Conradi

    as Art Class Lady #3
  • Julie Wieth

    as Woman With 2 Kids
  • Albert Wickmann

    as High Class Man
  • Ditlev Weddelsborg

    as Severin At Advertising Agency
  • Jesper Sønderaas

    as Svendsen At Advertising Agency
  • Peter Frøge

    as Man In The Swimmingpool
  • Lars von Trier

    as Interviewer (voice)
Writing Lars von Trier Screenplay
Directing Lars von Trier Director
Camera Lars von Trier Director of Photography
Production Vibeke Windeløv Producer
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor
Sound Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound Engineer
Sound Per Streit Sound Designer
Production Marie Louise Hedegaard Casting
Production Dag Alveberg Executive Producer
Production Svend Abrahamsen Executive Producer
Production Erik Schut Producer
Production Marianne Slot Producer
Production Peter van Vogelpoel Producer
Camera Casper Holm Director of Photography
Camera Jesper Jargil Director of Photography
Camera Kristoffer Nyholm Director of Photography
Sound Johan Winbladh Sound Engineer