Watch Men & Chicken
- 1 hr 44 min
Men & Chicken is a 2015 Danish black comedy film directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nikolaj Lie Kaas in lead roles. The movie tells the story of two brothers who discover their true roots upon their father's death and embark on a journey to uncover the truth. The story of Men & Chicken is centered around siblings Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen). The two brothers are completely opposite in nature as Gabriel is a professor and Elias is a mischievous man with a strong interest in sex. The movie begins with their father's death, after which the brothers learn that they are not biological siblings. Their father reveals to them that they were both born in a laboratory, making them half-brothers. This news shocks the brothers, causing them to feel lost and confused. They decide to go on a journey to find their biological father, hoping to gain some clarity about their true identity. The search leads them to a secluded island where they discover a dilapidated mansion inhabited by three strange men - Josef (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), Gregor (Nicolas Bro), and Franz (Soren Malling). The three brothers further discover that not only are they half-siblings, but they are not entirely human. They have been genetically modified using chicken DNA, and this revelation leads to a series of events that turn the brothers' lives upside down. Gabriel and Elias must navigate the bizarre world of their newfound brothers and their strange lifestyle, while also trying to come to terms with their own identity. The film is filled with dry humor, making it a unique experience for the viewers. The quirks of each of the characters and the chemistry between Gabriel and Elias adds a layer of absurdity to the story that makes it all the more engaging. As the brothers try to grapple with their newfound identity, the audience is taken along for the ride to experience the endless possibilities of what this group of hybrids could do. The twisted use of chicken DNA to create something of a superhuman genetic match between humanoid and animal comes off as both amusing and disturbing. Although the concept might seem ridiculous at first, the film is well written, cleverly executed, and has a distinctive style of humor that sticks to the mind long after the viewing is over. The humor takes the form of an array of gags, from slapstick to black comedy, which lightens the mood of an otherwise morbid story. The performances by the cast are fantastic, and each actor brings something unique to their characters. Mads Mikkelsen and David Dencik deliver nuanced and layered performances, while Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, and Soren Malling, the three half-brothers, are incredibly amusing in their eccentric portrayal of their characters. The cinematography is fantastic, with the use of bright colors and deep shadows that enhance the mood and tone of the movie. The visuals are indicative of the tone of the film, which is both absurd and melancholic. The soundtrack of the movie complements the visuals, with its eerie and eerie tunes, adding an additional layer of mystery to the story. Overall, Men & Chicken is a must-watch for those who enjoy dark comedies. The movie is an offbeat and unconventional creation that mixes humor, drama, and absurdist elements. With fantastic performances by the leads and an original concept, it is a refreshing watch for those who seek something different from the usual movie fare.