The Perfect Human

Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 1968

13 min.DK/Experimental

A young couple performs a series of actions in a white, clinically bare room. Specimens embodying the concept of "humanity," they are studied as objects found in and moving around a room.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Det perfekte menneske
Danish title Det perfekte menneske
International titles Der perfekte Mensch, L' homme parfait
Other titles Litteraturens film 1
Keywords Human being, The, Reality, Emotions, Existence, 1960-1969
Director Jørgen Leth
Screenplay Jørgen Leth, Ole John
Director of Photography Henning Camre, Ole John
Editor Knud Hauge
Sound Kai Gram Larsen
Composer Henning Christiansen
Appearance Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Production company Laterna Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 369 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 14.06.1968
Cinemas Carlton som forfilm til Godards "Kineserinden"
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Laterna Film
Commissioned by Kortfilmrådet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Jørgen Leth


Script Jørgen Leth
Script Ole John


Cinematography Henning Camre
Cinematography Ole John


Stills Vibeke Winding


Editing Knud Hauge


Music Henning Christiansen


Sound Kai Gram Larsen


Narrator Jørgen Leth


Appearance Claus Nissen
Appearance Majken Algren Nielsen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2010-10-14
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2008-05-09
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2004-10-26
Sarajevo Film Festival 2004-08-20
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2004-07-16
München Documentary Festival 2004-05-07
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2004-03-11
Amsterdam, IDFA 2003-11-20
Bergen International Film festival 2003-10-16
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2003-10-13
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
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