The Idiots

Synopsis: A group of perfectly intelligent young people decide to react to society's cult of aimless, non-creative and non-responsible form intellect by living together in a community of "idiots". Their main activity becomes going out into the world of "normal" people and pretending to be mentally retarded. They take advantage of this situation to create anarchy everywhere they go and try by every possible means to make people annoyed, disturbed, miserable, ridiculous, angered, and shocked. The film starts as they recruit a new lost soul and introduce her to their megalomaniac leader.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Lars von Trier
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
47
R
Year:
1998
117 min
52 Views

The tension mounts, hits the roof

and falls to earth with a bang...

I'd like some prawns.

Prawns? I'm afraid...

- Are you alone?

- Yes.

- I'd like a salad then.

- With Parma ham? Parmesan cheese?

And then?

We have salmon... cheese.

It sounds lovely,

but I'm afraid I can't afford it.

Can we afford a mineral water?

Or shall we use the faucet?

- A mineral water.

- A mineral water. Certainly.

Your salad. Bon appetit.

Come along.

- No.

- Yes, come along.

No, no.

- Stoffer, pick that up!

- Klaus is coming.

Hi!

Hi, hi!

Stoffer, I don't think

they think it's funny.

There's nothing to be afraid of,

nothing is happening.

Nothing is happening.

- Hi, hi.

- Hi.

Hi.

Hi.

Excuse me...

You must keep him under control.

- He won't do anything.

- I must consider the other diners.

Henrik, Henrik,

where are you going?

- Where are you going?

- Klaus is coming.

Let's sit down again

like the waiter wants.

Shut up!

- It's... it's his birthday.

- Happy Birthday, but it won't do.

Stoffer, come on, we're going home.

- No!

- Easy, now.

Stoffer, Stoffer, easy now.

Nothing's going to happen.

- Shut up.

- It's no good us being here, right?

Come on, Christoffer, we're going.

You and me?

Shall we go outside together?

- Would you?

- If he'd like to.

You'd be most welcome.

- Klaus is coming.

- Yes, he may be outside already.

- Good-bye.

- Good-bye and thank you.

OK, Stoffer, let go now.

She's not coming any further.

Let's go now.

Stoffer, let go.

- It doesn't matter.

- Let go! The lady's not coming.

Stoffer, let go.

I've had enough.

I've had enough.

If you're going to be like this.

I don't think it's funny.

- Sorry, Susanne.

- Yes, sorry.

What the hell could we do?

That lunch would have cost a fortune.

- You do have the fare, don't you?

- Of course.

They're just...

Don't mind them.

Don't worry.

Karen was the last to join the group.

She was really nice.

It wasn't that.

Karen was really nice,

but she was also...

I think she'd have joined anything.

I don't know how she came

to the factory, but she did.

I don't know...

I don't know what she thought.

She was right when she said,

"You're poking fun."

Yes, we were poking fun.

Hi, Stoffer.

Hi.

Now we get out of the car again,

right?

Are you the person I talked to?

Welcome to the factory.

Oh, you've brought a wheelchair?

Don't leave her behind.

It may sound a bit... a bit dull.

But when you get to know it,

it's actually a fascinating product.

Hey, no, no!

You mustn't do that.

Watch this.

I'm going to stop the entire

production of Rockwool in Denmark.

- And it stops.

- No!

- No!

- Don't worry.

Hey, you! Come over here!

Don't be frightened.

Press the green button.

Do you see it? Come on!

It's fireproof, as you see.

Nothing's on fire.

Don't be frightened.

Nothing will happen. Wait for the bang.

Shall we have a soda?

Yeah...

Don't press that...

Just let it hang there.

Now, you've heard about

Rockwool and how it works.

Now, I'll ask you...

... which of these houses

is insulated with Rockwool?

Yes?

Come on up...

That was almost right.

Those who think this one is insulated

with Rockwool put your hands up.

Rather a lot...

I think I can hear your minibus.

I think they're leaving.

Don't get left behind.

There.

That's the best place, almost.

- Bye-bye.

- Bye.

That's the lot.

Give us a hand, Karen.

Who... is he driving?

Responsibility does them good.

No, not...

- Is that really a good idea?

- No harm done, he's doing fine.

Reverse, reverse!

Thanks for coming.

We have a driver

Who is a nutter

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Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation; confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues; and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health.Among his more than 100 awards and 200 nominations at film festivals worldwide, von Trier has received: the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix (for Breaking the Waves), the Prix du Jury (for Europa), and the Technical Grand Prize (for The Element of Crime and Europa) at the Cannes Film Festival. In March 2017, he began filming The House That Jack Built, an English-language serial killer thriller.Von Trier is the founder and shareholder of the international film production company Zentropa Films, which has sold more than 350 million tickets and garnered seven Academy Award nominations over the past 25 years. more…

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