the idiots 

By Lars Von Trier

With Bodil Jorgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Synopsis diots is about a group of youmg people who share one interest: idiocy. With a large house as their base, they spend all their spare time together exploring the hidden and less appreciated values of idocy. They practise! The project is a manifestation of an explosive appetite for life in which they confront society with their idiocy. Nothing can be compared to the mutual feeling of success, every time their personal limits are transcended in yet another scenario.

Production Zentropa Entertainments, DR TV

Duration 1h30
Year of production 2000
Release date France May 20, 1998
Nationality Denmark
Script Lars Von Trier
Distribution France Les Films du Losange
Ventes Internationales TrustFilm

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Coproducers Liberator Productions, ARTE, Argus Film Produktie, VRPO Television Holland, ZDF / ARTE

Official selection - Cannes Film Festival 1998


Format 35 mm,
Sound Format Dolby Stereo


Image Lars Von Trier
Sound Per Streit

Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard