• I agree with the favorable reviews here, using an "8" on my first viewing to mean watch more than once, and decide if it's as good or better. But I quickly missed seeing the Leth film that anchors the five challenges, which is clipped but never shown in its entirety - as the finished alternatives are. Choices of location, set, acting, sequencing and other variations in the challenge responses turn on the quirky style and themes of Leth's original "The Perfect Human" as much as von Trier's "obstructions". I was able to find a decent free stream on UbuWeb (also on Youtube) same evening, and would watch that again before giving "The Five Obstructions" another shot. As is, it's an engaging, humorous and edgy insight into creative process.