This ambiguous and uncomfortable mockumentary – with emphasis on »mock« – is actually enhanced by von Trier’s self-imposed »Dogme 95« manifesto (even if it does break a few of the rules). A devilish study of group dynamics and provocation, with everyone in search for their own higher truth. What is the benefits and/or drawbacks of intelligence and naïvete? What is our place in a rational society? What do we go through, perhaps unnecessarily or even without wanting to, in order to move on and create something new?
Severely flawed and downright clumsy at times, but the unbridled originality and many surprises touches both heart and head, keeping this in my book of »normality«.