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  • Jørgen Leth Collection 01-05 - 3-DVD Box Set ( Livet i Danmark / Det gode og det onde / Det perfekte menneske / De fem benspænd / Notater om kærligheden ) ( Life in Denmark / Good [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import - Denmark ]
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Jørgen Leth Collection 01-05 - 3-DVD Box Set ( Livet i Danmark / Det gode og det onde / Det perfekte menneske / De fem benspænd / Notater om kærligheden ) ( Life in Denmark / Good [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import - Denmark ]


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Denmark released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Danish ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: With an oeuvre spanning nearly five decades, Jørgen Leth is among the most distinctive artists in Danish cinema. His films on the whole are remarkable for their experimentation, as he has consistently explored the possibilities and limitations of the film medium. Now, the Danish Film Institute is issuing Jørgen Leth's complete works on DVD in a six-volume box set. The first box embraces Leth's so-called anthropological films - five films in all shaped around an anthropological approach to selected slices of life. Leth briefly studied ethnography in the early 1960s; as a filmmaker, he has employed anthropological methods and stratagems, whether portraying people and customs in rainforest settings (Notes on Love) or training his lens on miscellaneous Danes (Life in Denmark). In 'The Perfect Human', he sets out to study the human species - as biological creature and as phenomenon. In the director's own words, 'My basic idea is: I know nothing, but I would like to know something. Curiosity is an engine. Searching, fascination, framing. Discovering, seeking to understand. Not knowing in advance, not proving, not illustrating, certainly not arguing, but showing.' This was a necessary starting point for the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) when he visited the Trobiand Islands in the 1920s to study local sexual customs. Recently, Lars von Trier, taking off from The Perfect Human, put the method to the test in 'The Five Obstru...Jørgen Leth Collection 01-05 - 3-DVD Box Set ( Livet i Danmark / Det gode og det onde / Det perfekte menneske / De fem benspænd / Notater om kærligheden ) ( Life in Denmark / Good

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