Men & Chicken

2015 [DANISH]

Action / Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright73%
IMDb Rating6.71013123

dark comedy

Plot summary

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Top cast

Mads Mikkelsen Photo
Mads Mikkelsen as Elias
Nikolaj Lie Kaas Photo
Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Gregor
David Dencik Photo
David Dencik as Gabriel
Søren Malling Photo
Søren Malling as Franz
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956.3 MB
Danish 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
P/S 1 / 2
1.92 GB
Danish 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
P/S 0 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp9 / 10

Chicken and Egg ... I mean Men

I don't even know where to begin with this. It's so far out, that if you're not expecting what is going to happen (as in not having seen the trailer or read the synopsis),you'll be blown away. Though even with some knowledge this should work wonders on ones brain. Just the fact that Mads Mikkelsen is in it, should be enough for anyone who's not familiar with the other cast members or the director to give it a go.

Having said that, the humor won't be everyones taste. Actually some might not even consider many things happening as funny. They might label them with other things and words. But if you like humor that is quite quirky and weird, you will relish and cherish this. Although I wouldn't say the movie can be viewed as big twist movie, I didn't see things coming ... even the ones that were right there to put together!

Reviewed by paul2001sw-16 / 10

Odd, funny, Danish Gothic horror

In Anders Jensen's oddball film, two brother go to investigate their ancestry: they discover they have more (previously unknown) siblings, who live, both literally and figuratively, in a madhouse. What follows is a comedy that might be described as zany, but is also surreal and in places even thoughful, and a send-up of a gothic horror played with a sometimes straight face. The film's ability to make you laugh without breaking cover entirely is quite admirable; on the other hand, it does sometimes seem as if the director is using "make things as odd as possible" as his primary rationale. It's the kind of movie that one can enjoy every so often, perhaps, even if at times it feels almost like a sketch-show in alternative form.

Reviewed by MartinHafer6 / 10

So strange and so disturbing it practically defies description!

If I had to sum up this film, it's like an unholy mating of "The Island of Dr. Moreau", the odd Alan Bates film "King of Hearts" and perhaps "Eraserhead"! It's twisted and strange film from Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen...that's for sure.

When the film begin, Gabriel (David Dencik) is at his father's deathbed. His other son, Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) arrives too late. However, their father left a videotape for them both to watch upon his death. In the tape, he reveals that their mother and father are not their biological parents and that their biological father is an elderly man living on a desolate island in the south. The brothers both agree to travel there and see if they can see this man. However, the trip will not be easy, as Elias is a very, very strange man with a strong psychosexual compulsion to masturbate or score with women...though as the film progresses it appears as if his prowess with women is in his strange mind.

When they arrive at a dilapidated old sanitarium where their biological father is said to reside, Gabriel is greeted with incredible hostility. His three previously unknown brothers who live there attack him and beat him severely and with no provocation. In many ways, they behave like animals. Later, the pair return and Gabriel encourages Elias to take a try in talking to this weird trio. We soon understand why....Elias is just as violent and insane as they are! After besting the three in a very violent meeting, Gabriel and Elias are allowed in to see this ultra-bizarre place. Apparently the hospital was closed decades ago and these three mentally challenged and weird men formed their own odd social structure based on who can beat the others senseless. What's more, the place is a filthy mess...with farm animals in most every room and decay all about the place. There also are indication that at least some of the brothers have been making amorous advances towards some of the animals! To make it even stranger, if it's even possible, every time Gabriel asks to see their father, his newly discovered brother, Franz, gets violent and threatens to lock them in cages! What's really going on here and why is it that all five brothers seem to possess various sorts of strange genetic disorders? To find out more, I suggest you see the film...though I promise you the answers will be rather awful and a bit disturbing!

Well, if you do see this one, don't say I didn't warn's incredibly strange and is not for the squeamish. It also answers a question that fans of the television series "Hannibal" have been asking...."What will Mads Mikkelsen do now that the show has been canceled?!". Well, I'll tell many ways he's just made a film that makes "Hannibal" look amazingly normal!

So there you have it...the gauntlet's been thrown. Do you dare try this strange Danish film? And, if you do, what do you make of it and its ultra-strange plot?! As for me...I still don't know what I think of it!! I do know that the acting is extremely good (particularly by Dencik who manages to more than hold his own opposite Mikkelsen) and the film deserves kudos for being unique!

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