Owen Gleiberman
June 18, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Five Obstructions

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/26/04
director
Jorgen Leth, Lars von Trier
distributor
Koch Lober
author
Sophie Destin, Jorgen Leth, Lars von Trier
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS Danish director Lars von Trier challenges his former mentor Jorgen Leth to remake a 1967 short in five ways. The result is eager, playful, and inspired — a prankish filmmaking equivalent of the story of Job.

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