Helmer Jr. launches a terror attack on the Kingdom and its Danish inhabitants, though he is challenged by problems of a more private nature that land him in legal troubles. The madness is driving him to the point of no return. Evil forces continue to challenge Karen and Bulder’s task.
This episode finds Lars von Trier on dexterous form, leaning harder into horror while upping the comic stakes in the war between the Swedes and Danes. As Helmer encourages acts of minor sabotage, from feigning illness to asking stupid questions, Christmas is approaching, and the apocalypse is nigh.
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Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France