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Drafthouse Films Plans Spring Release for Wild Festival Hit ‘Men & Chicken’

Drafthouse Films Plans Spring Release for Wild Festival Hit 'Men & Chicken'

Men. Chicken. Men and chicken. More specifically, “Men & Chicken.” The latest offering from indie distributor Drafthouse Films, the Anders Thomas Jensen dark comedy “Men & Chicken,” has landed itself a plucky spring release date after a successful festival run that included stops at TIFF and Fantastic Fest. The film, starring Mad Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kass, Søren Malling, Nicolas Bro and a bunch of feathered friends, will open in Los Angeles and New York on April 22, followed by a traditional roll out in over 30 major markets.

Per its official synopsis: “‘Men & Chicken’ is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen 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.”

READ MORE: Drafthouse Films Picks Up Mads Mikkelsen TIFF Comedy ‘Men & Chicken’

You had us at “lunatic tendencies.” Also, “chicken.”

Indiewire is pleased to celebrate the official release date announcement with a first look at the film’s official theatrical poster, which pokes fun at a farmland standard. 

The new poster was designed by Brandon Schaefer, and you can check out more of his work at his website. Take a look at our exclusive poster below.


“Men & Chicken” isn’t the only poultry-centric offering hitting the big screen lately. Check out a clip from SXSW offering “Chicken People” below.


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