Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars Von Trier (1997)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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If not a bonafide enfant terrible then certainly a true iconoclast, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is an intriguing bundle of arrogance, contradictions and unbridled creativity as famous for his eccentricities as for some of his films. This documentary from noted Swedish film critic Stig Bjorkman offers a rare inside look at the creator of such well-regarded works as Breaking the Waves (1996) and Europa/Zentropa (1991). While offering insight into von Trier's life and creative process (including film clips), Bjorkman also gives equal time to the director's famous phobias and his hypochondria. In addition, Bjorkman interviews people who have worked closely with von Trier to provide further insight.

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arrogance, career-retrospective, creativity, Danish [nationality], eccentric, film-director, filmmaker, phobia