The Humiliated

Jesper Jargil, Denmark, 1998

79 min.DK/Documentary

Lars von Trier is celebrated for the out-and-out staging of events - not least of himself. He is notorious for his temperamental relationship with his cast, whom he loves and despises alternately. "The Humiliated" follows the birth of the Dogma film "Idioterne"/"The Idiots" (1998) at close quarters. The director, Jesper Jargil, captures the vulnerable, stormy creative process which Trier himself called "a whipped-up state of emotion that is the technique of the film itself". The result is a portrait of Lars von Trier and his method.

"The Humiliated" is part one in "The Kingdom of Credibility"-trilogy by Jesper Jargil, followed by "The Exhibited" (2000) and "The Purified" (2002).
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title De ydmygede
Danish title De ydmygede
Keywords Film Production, Film Directors, Trier, Lars von, Dogma films, Idiots, The
Director Jesper Jargil
Screenplay Jesper Jargil
Producer Vinca Wiedemann
Director of Photography Jesper Jargil
Editor Daniel Dencik, Mette Zeruneith
Appearance Jens Albinus, Iris Albøge, Lars Bjarke, Louise B. Clausen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Jesper Jargil Film
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 30.10.1998
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Jesper Jargil Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning


Direction Jesper Jargil


Script Jesper Jargil


Producer Vinca Wiedemann
Production manager Nina Lyng


Cinematography Jesper Jargil


Editing Daniel Dencik
Editing Mette Zeruneith


Sig selv Jesper Jargil


Sig selv/Stoffer Jens Albinus
Qualified carer Iris Albøge
Sig selv/Rocker #1 Lars Bjarke
Sig selv/Rockerpige Louise B. Clausen
Mongol Palle Lorentz Emiliussen
Sig selv/Rocker #3 Christian Friis
Sig selv/Susanne Anne Louise Hassing
Sig selv/Karen Bodil Jørgensen
Sig selv/Rocker #2 Ewald Larsen
Sig selv/Jeppe Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Sig selv/Henrik Troels Lyby
Sig selv/Miguel Luis Mesonero
Mongol Torben Meyrowitsch
Sig selv/Josefine Louise Mieritz
Mongol Lis Bente Petersen
Mongol Svend Erik Plannthin
Sig selv/Ped Henrik Prip
Sig selv/Katrine Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Mongol Axel Schmidt
Sig selv/Overklassekvinde Paprika Steen
Sig selv/Mand på fabrik Claus Strandberg
Sig selv Lars von Trier

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2000-10-05
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2000-04-12
Mumbai Film Festival 2000-02-03
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 1999-12-06
Oslo International Film Festival 1999-11-19
Hamptons Film Festival 1999-10-20
Toronto International Film Festival 1999-09-09
Odense Internationale Film Festival 1999-08-16
Göteborg International Film Festival 1999-01-29
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