Friday, September 9, 2016

Mads Mikkelsen slapstick comedy MEN & CHICKEN hatches on to home video this fall from Drafthouse Films

Mads Mikkelsen slapstick comedy MEN AND CHICKEN
hatches on to home video this fall

The highly original and thoroughly absurd Danish comedy starring the "Hannibal" star ingeniously cast against type arrives on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack this October

Drafthouse Films and MVD Entertainment have announced the October 25th release of Oscar®-winning director, Anders Thomas Jensen's "brilliantly imaginative creation" (Filmmaker Magazine) MEN AND CHICKEN, in which "Mads Mikkelsen shows why he's one of the greatest character actors around" (Paste Magazine) on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One) follows a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers-each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies-living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they're reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together.

In addition to showcasing a nearly unrecognizable and gleefully entertaining side of Mikkelsen that American audiences have likely never before seen, the "hilarious" and "willfully bizarre" (Paste Magazine) comedy by acclaimed director Jensen also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (the Department Q trilogy), Søren Malling (A Hijacking) and Nicolas Bro (Nymphomaniac).

Men & Chicken made waves on the international festival circuit, screening at prestigious festivals such as Sitges, Neuchâtel, BFI London, TIFF and winning the award for Best Comedy Feature at Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US.

Special features include a lengthy booklet featuring gorgeous behind-the-scenes photos and concept art from the film's production as well as a brief essay from Jensen, plus trailers for Drafthouse Films releases and a free HD digital copy of the film.

About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." Their diverse and unique slate includes Joshua Oppenheimer's highly-acclaimed, Oscar® nominated documentaries The Act Of Killing and The Look of Silence, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry's surrealist romance Mood Indigo starring Audrey Tautou, Midnight Movie sensations Miami Connection and The Visitor and rediscovered classics Wake In Fright, Ms. 45 and Roar (in conjunction with Olive Films).

Recent and upcoming releases include Karyn Kusama's award-winning and critically-acclaimed thriller The Invitation, and the documentary Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, the true story of three eleven-year-old boys who filmed a shot-for-shot adaptation of Spielberg's classic during the 1980s.

Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Birth.Movies.Death.

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