Men & Chicken (Frans Bak & Jeppe Kaas)
Men & Chicken is the latest dark comedy from writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen.
It tells the story of Gabriel and Elias, who are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead.
Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn’t their biological father.
Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family.
The brothers’ first meeting with the family doesn’t go as expected. Gabriel and Elias are stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people, Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free.
For this film, Anders Thomas Jensen turned to his regular collaborator Jeppe Kaas, as well as Frans Bak.
Together they have crafted an orchestral score as quirky, warm, weird and humorous as the film itself.
It features the saw as one of the primary instruments, and it is a fitting addition to the long line of wonderful scores for the comedies of Anders Thomas Jensen.
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Gabriel & Elias (part 1&2) [3:02]
The Island [1:20]
Arriving at the House [1:45]
A Good Night Story [1:51]
Dad’s Room [2:56]
The Basement [2:37]
Taking Action [1:56]
Making Sense [3:38]