Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, 2015
Two brothers — one of whom is a compulsive masturbator — arrive on the remote Danish island of Ork in search of their long-lost geneticist father.
There they are thwacked over the head with stuffed animals, sleep in a room full of cheese, and discover bizarre sexual practices among the repellent misfits who live in a rambling, crumbling mansion alongside various farm animals and chicken cow chimeras.
All this is conveyed with deadpan seriousness by a lugubrious cast that includes Mads Mikkelsen.
But the abrupt tonal shifts, from wacky slapstick to grotesque absurdism and finally to feel-good philosophical fable, make for a lurching, queasy experience: a cinematic hybrid that is neither fish nor fowl.
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