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Natural Disorder

24-year-old Jacob Nossell is really bright, but he does not fit the typical idea of the perfect life. Jacob is living with cerebral palsy, a congenital physical disability. In addition to affecting his speech, it causes muscle cramps and stiffness. His words run together when he speaks and his movements are limited. With a normal intellect in a weakened body, Jacob is the embodiment of the dilemma of normality - he is too disabled to be truly accepted by society and too normal to accept his own fate. Therefore Jacob has decided to stage a performance at the Royal Danish Theatre (Human Phase-out), and put matters straight once and for all. He will do away with normality as defined by the majority.

Jacob Nossell is known for his leading role in Mads Brügger’s 2010 Sundance winner The Red Chapel. Natural Disorder received five-starred reviews at its Danish release and screened in competition at CPH:DOX. The director garnered much acclaim for The Will (2011), selected for IDFA.

Read interview with Christian Sønderby Jepsen and Jacob Nossell

ORIGINAL TITLE - Naturens uorden
CATEGORY - Documentary
DANISH RELEASE - 07.10.2015
RUNNING TIME - 97 min.

Christian Sønderby Jepsen


Jacob Yoon Egeskov Nossell, Thomas Corneliussen, Kristian Moltke Martiny


Malene Flindt Pedersen, Sidsel Lønvig Siersted

PRODUCTION - Moving Documentary

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AT IDFA 2015