The Idiots


110 mins
7.6 / 10 (5849)


In the Copenhagen suburbs, timid Karen has a chance encounter with a group of drop-outs engaged in an experiment where they pretend to have learning difficulties. Initially shocked, Karen is compelled to join in, finding cathartic release in the group’s breaking of social barriers.

MUBI's take

A controversy stormed, the Dogme 95 movement took center stage, an angry critic got kicked out of the Cannes screening, and when the dust settled, Lars von Trier was left with a triumph. Both graphic and shockingly comical, The Idiots is recognized today as one of the provocateur’s very best.