U.S. Trailer for ‘Men & Chicken’ Starring Mads Mikkelsen

Starring Mads Mikkelsen

Drafthouse Films has debuted the first U.S. trailer for Anders Thomas Jensen‘s dark slapstick comedy Men & Chicken, starring Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kass, Søren Malling, and Nicolas Bro.

Yep, you heard right, Mikkelsen is definitely not Hannibal Lecter here. Men & Chicken finds him fully embracing the absurd as the movie follows misfit brothers who head to a dilapidated mansion on a remote island to meet their real father — and their three seriously eccentric siblings. Better check the first domestic trailer below to see for yourself.

The film will open in Los Angeles and New York on April 22, followed by a traditional roll out in over 30 major markets.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen

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.

Directed by acclaimed, Oscar®-winning director Anders Thomas Jensen and co-starring David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), the inventively bizarre Men & Chicken has been described as an outlandish hybrid of The Three Stooges and The Island of Dr. Moreau.