Men & Chicken

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Running Time:
104:00

Screening Info:
Thursday, November 12
1:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Sunday, November 15
7:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Credits:
Writer:
Anders Thomas Jensen

Producers:
Tivi Magnusson, Kim Magnusson

Executive Producers:
Joel Brandis, Christoph Daniel, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Marc Schmidheiny, Dario Suter, Charlie Woebcken

Cinematography:
Sebastian Blenkov

Editor:
Anders Villadsen

Production Design:
Mia Stensgaard

Sound:
Nino Jacobsen

Music:
Frans Bak, Jeppe Kaas

Cast:
David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kass, Soren Malling, Nicolas Bro

Release Year:
2015
Country:
Denmark
When brothers Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (a near-unrecognizable Mads Mikkelsen, sporting an outlandishly fake moustache) reunite to lay their father to rest, they're confronted with an unsettling bit of news: they were actually sired by someone they've never met. Seeking clues as to the origins of their respective hang-ups - Gabriel is a permanently depressed academic whose relationships fail disastrously, while Elias is a troubled loner who can't seem to go more than an hour without performing a certain bodily function - the brothers head to the almost uninhabited island of Ork to meet their biological father. Arriving at the patriarch's dilapidated mansion, Gabriel and Elias meet their three other brothers, who live according to their father's baroquely bizarre rules and whose peculiarities make Gabriel and Elias look well-adjusted. Confronted with all manner of weirdness, Gabriel begins to unravel the family's myriad mysteries.

Director Bio:
ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN was born in Frederiksværk, Denmark. He won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject for his film Election Night (99), and has since worked on more than twenty-five features, including collaborations with directors Susanne Bier, Lone Scherfig and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. His feature films as director are The Green Butchers (03) and Adam's Apples (05), and Flickering Lights (00). Men & Chicken (15) is his latest film.