Mads Mikkelsen in Black Comedy 'Men & Chicken' Official US Trailer

April 1, 2016
Source: YouTube

Men & Chicken Trailer

"This is the story of some brothers whom Nature hadn't dealt the best of cards." Drafthouse Films has unveiled the official US trailer for Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen's wacky black comedy Men & Chicken. Described as an "outlandish hybrid of The Three Stooges and The Island of Dr. Moreau", the film stars Mads Mikkelsen (with a nice mustache), David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling and Nicolas Bro. It's about two outcast brothers who get together after their father dies and end up at an island called Ork, where they discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives. Pretty sure this won't be for everyone, but if you're into darkly hilarious slapstick comedy from Denmark, you better take a look.

Here's the official US trailer for Anders Thomas Jensen's Men & Chicken, from Drafthouse's YouTube:

Men & Chicken Poster

Men & Chicken is about 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. Men & Chicken is both written and directed by Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen, of the Oscar-winning short Election Night, plus the films Flickering Lights and The Green Butchers previously. Drafthouse Films will release starting April 22nd this spring.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Good flick to see with friends before a night of drinking 🙂

Nick Sears on Apr 1, 2016


Scandinavian humor. Silly people those Scandinavians. But can make good movies from time to time ...

shiboleth on Apr 2, 2016


Well, for me, Mads is the man...along side Tome Hardy. For Mads, this is a far cry from 'One Eye' in Valhalla Rising and the character he played in The Salvation. Both excellent movies and he was terrific in them both. Great actor. It'll be interesting to see him a dark comedy like this. The last bit with the chicken got me to laugh out loud. So Mads has some comedy chops. No surprise to me as he's one of the best actors in the world.

Bo on Apr 3, 2016


If this trailer surprises you that Mads has some comedy chops - have you seen The Green Butchers or Adam's Apples (same director)? If not, I would recommend them.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 4, 2016


As I said, Snev, it is no surprise to me that Mads has comedy chops because to me he's one of the best actors in the world. However, I thank you and appreciate your heads up regarding The Green Butchers and Adam's Apples. I seem to recall having heard of them, but certainly have not seen them. I shall check them out on the imdb site and then go about attempting to see them somehow. Thanks again. Cheers...and peace!

Bo on Apr 4, 2016


Mads!!! This looks very good. I miss HANNIBAL.

DAVIDPD on Apr 5, 2016

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