The Perfect Human

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Det perfekte menneske
Directed by Jørgen Leth
Starring Claus Nissen
Majken Algren Nielsen
Jørgen Leth (voice)
Cinematography Henning Camre
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)
Country Denmark
Language Danish

The Perfect Human (Danish: Det perfekte menneske) is a 1967 short film by Jørgen Leth lasting 13 minutes. It depicts a man and a woman, both labelled 'the perfect human' in a detached manner, 'functioning' in a white boundless room, as though they were subjects in a zoo.[1]

The film was later seen in five different versions when Leth was challenged by filmmaker Lars von Trier, which were compiled in The Five Obstructions.[1]


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