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What was Dogme 95?

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The storyline of Dogme 95 would never have made it into a film manuscript. There are too many implausible incidents along the way as to be accepted as fiction. But what was it?

Keywords: Dogme95; European modes of film making; Lars von Trier; The Celebration (Festen); The Idiots (Idioterne); Thomas Vinterberg; avant-garde; reality-status

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Copenhagen.

Publication date: February 1, 2006

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