Monday, September 17, 2018

Men & Chicken (2015)

When asked who is the greatest Danish filmmaker of all time, most people will say Lars von Trier, Nicolas Winding Refn or maybe Susanne Bier.

They would all be wrong.

Because none of those can compete with the greatness that is Anders Thomas Jensen. Although his name is not even half as well know as those above, it only takes a short glimpse at his filmography to realize his superiority. Actually, I found it quite astounding to discover that all the greatest Danish films from the last 20 years, were either written or directed by the same guy:

In China They Eat Dogs, The Green Butchers, Adam's Apples, Flickering Lights, At the World's End... all from the mind of Anders Thomas Jensen. Heck, the first thing the guy wrote was the short film De Nye Lejere, which was later remade into the Oscar winning The New Tenants.

Everything he touches turns to gold, and Men & Chicken is no different. As a perfect mix of drama, comedy and mystery, with a hint of sci-fi, it entertains to no end.

So don't be left out. Jump on the Jensen train!


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