The award winning festival darling MEN AND CHICKEN is headed to theaters next month. Drafthouse Films will release the Anders Thomas Jensen production on April 22nd. The quirky dark comedy involves a group of outcasts combining for family pride and a dark secret. The slapstick style comedy will hit LA and New York first with more dates announced soon. Drafthouse has released a new poster for MEN AND CHICKEN and we have it for you to see ahead!
Men & Chicken is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” ingeniously cast against type) 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.
This inventively bizarre and outlandish comedy is directed by acclaimed, Oscar®-winning director Anders Thomas Jensen and also stars David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.)