"There are a lot of animals here. Don't be afraid." (From the film)
An utterly strange, absurdist film.-Twitch
Men&Chicken is another instant cult classic by Anders Thomas Jensen. The first half of the plot is centered upon two outcast brothers, Gabriel and Elias. Gabriel is a burnt-out university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women. During a lecture, Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn that in fact he wasn't their biological father. They begin a journey to an island sanatorium to meet their real father. As the film proceeds we are introduced to insanely strange brothers, and their bizarre and creepy world. Anders Thomas Jensen's first directing effort in ten years is one of the weirdest films of the year. It is partly a philosophical musing, partly a grotesque comedy but always fascinating and transgressive!
2015 TORONTO, FANTASTIC FEST
Anders Thomas Jensen won the Academy Award for Best Short Film with Election Night (1999). He worked on many films including collaborations with directors Susanne Bier, Lone Scherfig and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. His feature films as a director are Flickering Lights (2000), The Green Butchers (2003, !f 2004), Adam's Apples (2005) and Men & Chicken (2015).