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18 - We Challenge You to Watch 'The Five Obstructions'

In a move that I'm sure will shock many of our viewers after our review of 'Breaking the Waves', we've decided to go back to the well of Lars Von Trier for 'The Five Obstructions'

This is also our most contentious episode yet, while we both enjoyed the movie, we very much disagreed on Lars' role in the film.

Direct video episode download (200MB)
Direct audio episode download (18MB)


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Reader Comments (7)

Lars von Trier is Danish, not German.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Who said he was German? I can't find that...

September 17, 2009 | Registered CommenterMYMHM

Probably referring to my all purpose silly-pretentious-bastard voice, which does admittedly sound quite German.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLee @ MYMHM

Wow. I really liked this movie. I mean, really liked it. Everything about it. Yes, von Trier is an egotistical, pretentious bastard, but he carries it so well. I think it was easy to enjoy because it's obvious that Leth is enjoying it. He is, in no way, a victim here. Though he grumbles a bit, I think he really gets off on the challenge of it all, and trying to outsmart/outart von Trier. At first, Leth seemed very gracious, almost too much so, towards von Trier and his maniacal requests, but after a while I got the feeling that Leth was just giving von Trier a little slack, as you do with the eccentric. The technical bits were interesting, too, though I have no background in film making. I liked getting that peek.

Thanks for reviewing it! It's the best film I have seen in a long time.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Fact Fail: People from Denmark speak Danish. People from The Netherlands speak Dutch.

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Anon...
Noooo... I'm pretty sure a danish is a tasty pastry... I'm pretty sure I read that in a book somewhere...

Thanks for the comment!

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

When this film came out, I thought it was an amazing illustration of the power of constraint in creative endeavors --- maybe any kind of endeavor. So I was excited to watch your review of it.

But it was harder to take the review seriously when it became evident that there was some confusion about the difference between the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden.

You guys are really insightful about film. Please don't help perpetuate Ambrose Bierce's statement that "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." How about reshooting this review with geography as your obstruction?

July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElspeth

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