Movie: The Idiots – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

15 Aug

A seemingly anti-bourgeois group of adults spend their time seeking their “inner idiot” to release their inhibitions. They do so by behaving in public as if they were developmentally disabled.

via The Idiots – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

 

Controversy

Another controversy arose over the sexual content, which was unusually explicit for a narrative film. The Idiots contains a shower scene in which a member of the group (in character as an “idiot”) has an erection and, later, a group sex scene that includes one couple (faces not seen) having unsimulated penetrative (vaginal) sexual intercourse. Both instances of explicit content are in view only for a few seconds. The film was cleared for theatrical release by the British Board of Film Classification, receiving an 18 certificate.[9] When it was shown on Film4 (then FilmFour) in 2000, the erection and the intercourse were obscured by pixelization, following an order from the Independent Television Commission.[10][11]

Accolades

The film was shown in competition at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

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