The Idiots

Denmark: Zentropa Entertainments, 1998. Vintage press kit for the 1998 film. Includes eight page film program, plus a single-fold pamphlet and six vintage borderless color film still photographs. From the Tele Cine Documentation archive, originally known as the Collection Daniel Bouteiller, with their sticker and a Zentropa Productions sticker to the verso.

A film in which the collective of main characters intentionally "spaz out," believing that emulating a person with a developmental disorder will relieve their inhibitions, "The Idiots" understandably became the center of great controversy. The second Dogme 95 film, a filmmaking philosophy spearheaded by von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg in which the filmmakers strove to shoot only on location, using on-site sounds and natural lighting. Von Trier later admitted to breaching a number of these rules while filming "The Idiots" by using a stand-in for a sex scene, moving various light sources, and using an off-camera harmonica player to introduce music to a scene. Nominated for the Cannes Palme d'Or.

Eight page film program, side stitched, with illustrated red die-cut wrappers. Photos 8.25 x 11.25 inches. Single-fold pamphlet 8.5 x 11.5 inches. All materials about Fine, housed in original Fair black and red envelope.


[Book #138757]

Price: $675.00