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Title Men & chicken = Mænd & høns / written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen

Published [England] : Arrow Films, 2016.
©2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  9696  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Performers Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro.
Summary Two "brothers" (Gabriel and Elias are posthumously informed after their father's death that they both are adopted half-brothers. They discover that their biological father is Evelin Thanatos a geneticist specialized in stem cell research. To learn about their mother and to meet their biological father, the brothers choose to visit the Island of Ork where they find out that they have three other half-brothers (Franz, Josef and Gregor). Both Gabriel and Elias are welcomed with a beating but in due course the brothers get along. All five half-brothers have hare-lips and unattractive facial features or deformities, Soon Gabriel and Elias discover that their father is dead and the other brothers have kept it as a secret. Gabriel contacts Flemming, the Mayor of the Island, and makes arrangements for a proper burial. Gabriel, a professor, recognises their difficult peculiar and poor social skills of his brothers. He tries to alter the lifestyle, but after a series of unsuccessful efforts he has had enough and he abandon the house, leaving Elias behind. While Gabriel is away the four brothers go out to find women and jobs but it ends up in a series of mishaps. Gabriel notices strange animals around the island and remembers other animals he had seen in the house and goes back to investigate. At the house Gabriel opens a secret hatch which he had intended to look at since his arrival. He finds the preserved fetuses of many cross-species of farm animals and sees experimentation done on humans using stem cells and their father's research. The brothers come to the realization from the research notes that each of them is genetically part-animal and that their mothers were subjected to unethical experiments and fatal caesarean births, In the end the five brothers stay together in the house. The final scene shows them surrounded by family and children, despite the fact that all the brothers are sterile. It is hinted that the brothers have continued their father's work in order to have children.
Original Version Originally produced: Denmark : M&M Productions, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures,2015.
System notes DVD ; PAL ; Region 2.
Language notes Danish dialogues, with English subtitles.
Other author Jensen, Anders Thomas, director, screenwriter.
Kaas, Nikolaj Lie, actor.
Mikkelsen, Mads, 1965-, actor.
Dencik, David, actor.
Arrow Films (Firm), issuing body.
M&M Productions (Firm), production company.
Studio Babelsberg, production company.
Subject Comedy films -- Denmark.
Variant Title Mænd & høns
Mænd og høns
Men and chicken
Standard Number 5027035014418
Publisher Number FCD1273 Arrow Films