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Men & Chicken

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Anders Thomas Jensen
  • 99 mins
  • 15

Summary

Black comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen and David Dencik. On their father's death, and after discovering they were both adopted, two brothers travel to a remote island to find their biological father.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Seriously strange but also oddly enchanting, this Danish black comedy revolves around brothers Elias (Mads Mikkelsen, from Casino Royale) and Gabriel (David Dencik). Academic Gabriel seems sensible enough, but there's definitely a screw loose in obsessive masturbator Elias, who can neither hold down a job or sustain a romantic relationship. After the man they called dad dies the brothers learn they are, in fact, half-brothers, adopted as infants, which partly explains why the two have so little in common apart from cleft palates. A search for their birth father, a mysterious geneticist, leads them to a remote Danish island where they encounter three more half-brothers (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Soren Malling and Nicolas Bro), feral eccentrics living in a vast crumbling sanatorium with a menagerie of peculiar animals. Like the mansion where most of the action unfolds, writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen's fourth feature brims with mutant creatures, bestial desires and warped family feelings.

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Credits

Cast

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EliasMads Mikkelsen
GabrielDavid Dencik
JosefNicolas Bro
GregorNikolaj Lie Kaas
FranzSoren Malling

Crew

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DirectorAnders Thomas Jensen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Arrow
Released on
2016-07-15
Languages
Danish
Guidance
Sexual scenes
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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