Without a doubt, we won’t witness another comedy quite like Men & Chicken this year. I was lucky enough to see the film at Fantastic Fest a few months ago, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it’s an offbeat story about family that grows richer and funnier with time.
Below, watch the Men & Chicken trailer.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we head back into the Trailer Park to visit the boys, go to Japan to make saké, try and figure out what is up with Mads Mikkelsen, find some hope in these dark political times, and get to know the only soccer player I would be able to rattle off in a life and death situation.
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I’m so thankful for Mads Mikkelsen. He can make serious films, and take big genre stuff like Hannibal as seriously as anything else, and then he can make a really weird-looking movie like Men & Chicken, a Danish comedy that will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The first English-subbed Men & Chicken trailer is here via TIFF, and it shows Mikkelsen as a troubled and guy who, with his half-brother, journeys to an island sanitarium to meet their real father. There, they encounter three other guys who may be additional half-brothers. All bear the same distinctive harelip, and all are a bit, uh, quirky. Have a look at the trailer below. Read More »