After a decade- long break, Jensen returns to the theme of unlikely brotherhood under absurd circumstances. University professor Gabriel and hedonistic slacker Elias’ journey in search of their biological father turns out to be a prolonged period of bizarre cohabitation with three half- brothers and many animals. Tinted with Jensen’s trade-mark grotesqueness, slapstick and violence, the film packs no surprises but provides the pleasure of watching Danish sex symbols playing sloppy and deranged characters.
Men and Chicken | Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen (Denmark 2015) with David Dencik, Mads Mik kelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
Originally published in issue #140, July/August 2015.