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* ObfuscatingDisability: The Idiots' favorite trick to get out of pretty much every situation they find themselves in.



-->'''Susanne''': "I think Stoffer should choose what we do next. Because it's his party."
-->'''Stoffer''': [[spoiler: "Gang bang."]]

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-->'''Susanne''': "I I think Stoffer should choose what we do next. Because it's his party."
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'''Stoffer''':
[[spoiler: "Gang Gang bang."]]]]


''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released {{Dogme 95}} film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''Film/TheCelebration''.

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''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released {{Dogme UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}} film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''Film/TheCelebration''.



* {{Dogme 95}}: Dogme #2, Lars von Trier's only true Dogme film.

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* {{Dogme UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}}: Dogme #2, Lars von Trier's only true Dogme film.



-->'''Stoffer''': [[spoiler: "Gang bang."]]

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-->'''Stoffer''': [[spoiler: "Gang bang."]]"]]
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* {{Jerkass}}: Stoffer.

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* DoingItForTheArt: This seems to be one of the rationalisations for the group's actions, one that Stoffer calls others out for.

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* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe. This seems to be one of the rationalisations for the group's actions, one that Stoffer calls others out for.

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* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: What the idiots invoke. Subverted in that they're faking it.


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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Invoked and somewhat deconstructed. The "spassers" act less like actually mental challenged people and more like the kind of childishly naïve adults who pass for such in movies, milking peoples sympathies to do whatever they want.
* ItAmusedMe: Why the idiots most likely do what they do.


* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: [[IncrediblyLamePun Quite literally]]. All of the idiots, perhaps with the exception of Karen, have elements of middle class stereotypes who are simply bored with their lives.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: [[IncrediblyLamePun Quite literally]].literally. All of the idiots, perhaps with the exception of Karen, have elements of middle class stereotypes who are simply bored with their lives.


''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released {{Dogme 95}} film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''TheCelebration''.

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''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released {{Dogme 95}} film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''TheCelebration''.
''Film/TheCelebration''.



* MoodWhiplash: Much like ''TheCelebration'', this film vaults the viewer back and forth mentally again and again.

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* MoodWhiplash: Much like ''TheCelebration'', ''Film/TheCelebration'', this film vaults the viewer back and forth mentally again and again.


''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released '{{Dogme 95}}' film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''TheCelebration''.

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''Idioterne'', released internationally as ''The Idiots'', is a 1998 Danish film written and directed by the ever-infamous Creator/LarsVonTrier. The film was the second officially released '{{Dogme 95}}' {{Dogme 95}} film after Thomas Vinterberg's ''TheCelebration''.


* BreakTheCutie : The film is the second entry in von Trier's [[ThematicSeries 'Golden Heart' trilogy]] (between ''Film/BreakingTheWaves'' and ''Film/DancerInTheDark''), focusing on this trope.
* CrapsaccharineWorld : Stoffer tries to expose the town of Sollerod as one of these. The citizens end up almost proving him right by putting their own discomforts above being charitable. Of course, when faced with a similar challenge, Stoffer ends up looking like a {{Hypocrite}}.
* CreatorCameo : Lars von Trier appears in an uncredited role as the interviewer/officer/therapist talking to the idiots throughout the film.

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* BreakTheCutie : BreakTheCutie: The film is the second entry in von Trier's [[ThematicSeries 'Golden Heart' trilogy]] "Golden Hearts" Trilogy]] (between ''Film/BreakingTheWaves'' and ''Film/DancerInTheDark''), focusing on this trope.
* CrapsaccharineWorld : CrapsaccharineWorld: Stoffer tries to expose the town of Sollerod as one of these. The citizens end up almost proving him right by putting their own discomforts above being charitable. Of course, when faced with a similar challenge, Stoffer ends up looking like a {{Hypocrite}}.
* CreatorCameo : CreatorCameo: Lars von Trier appears in an uncredited role as the interviewer/officer/therapist talking to the idiots throughout the film.



* DoingItForTheArt : This seems to be one of the rationalisations for the group's actions, one that Stoffer calls others out for.

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* DoingItForTheArt : DoingItForTheArt: This seems to be one of the rationalisations for the group's actions, one that Stoffer calls others out for.



* FanDisservice : Pretty much all of the nudity, largely due to the encroaching style of shooting.
* HeroicBSOD : Stoffer has a... rather unusual one aimed at a local council worker.
* HypocriticalHumour : Thrown about quite a bit by Stoffer.
* {{Jerkass}} : Stoffer.
* LonelyPianoPiece : The sombre violin piece repeated occasionally throughout the film. A weird example in that it's non-diegetic, breaking the Dogme 95 rules somewhat.

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* FanDisservice : FanDisservice: Pretty much all of the nudity, largely due to the encroaching style of shooting.
* HeroicBSOD : HeroicBSOD: Stoffer has a... rather unusual one aimed at a local council worker.
* HypocriticalHumour : HypocriticalHumour: Thrown about quite a bit by Stoffer.
* {{Jerkass}} : {{Jerkass}}: Stoffer.
* LonelyPianoPiece : LonelyPianoPiece: The sombre violin piece repeated occasionally throughout the film. A weird example in that it's non-diegetic, breaking the Dogme 95 rules somewhat.



* MoodWhiplash : Much like ''TheCelebration'', this film vaults the viewer back and forth mentally again and again.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob : [[IncrediblyLamePun Quite literally]]. All of the idiots, perhaps with the exception of Karen, have elements of middle class stereotypes who are simply bored with their lives.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech : Stoffer delivers one to his associates towards the end.
* ThrowItIn : A staple of Dogma 95 - filming equipment is briefly visible in some shots. Stoffer was supposed to [[spoiler: have a ''very visible'' erection when walking naked through a female changing room]] but it was simply shot as it happened.
* WhamLine :

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* MoodWhiplash : MoodWhiplash: Much like ''TheCelebration'', this film vaults the viewer back and forth mentally again and again.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob : RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: [[IncrediblyLamePun Quite literally]]. All of the idiots, perhaps with the exception of Karen, have elements of middle class stereotypes who are simply bored with their lives.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech : TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Stoffer delivers one to his associates towards the end.
* ThrowItIn : A staple of Dogma 95 - filming equipment is briefly visible in some shots. Stoffer was supposed to [[spoiler: have a ''very visible'' erection when walking naked through a female changing room]] but it was simply shot as it happened.
* WhamLine :
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* HeyItsThatGuy : Paprika Steen, the 'Jeanne Moreau of Dogme 95' (named so for also having roles in the two other original Dogme films), appears as a prospective house buyer.


* EnforcedMethodActing : The [[spoiler: orgy scene]] comes off as awkward because [[spoiler: the sex is unsimulated]]. Some industry 'professionals' hired for advisory roles were uncomfortable with the idea.


* DudeNotFunny : Karen's initial reactions to the groups activities.

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* {{Dogme 95}}: Dogme #2, Lars von Trier's only true Dogme film.

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