Lars von Trier is celebrated for the out-and-out staging of events - not least of himself. He is notorious for his temperamental relationship with his cast, whom he loves and despises alternately. "The Humiliated" follows the birth of the Dogma film "Idioterne"/"The Idiots" (1998) at close quarters. The director, Jesper Jargil, captures the vulnerable, stormy creative process which Trier himself called "a whipped-up state of emotion that is the technique of the film itself". The result is a portrait of Lars von Trier and his method. "The Humiliated" is part one in "The Kingdom of Credibility"-trilogy by Jesper Jargil, followed by "The Exhibited" (2000) and "The Purified" (2002).