Clocking in at just under three minutes, needless to say there’s very little substance to Occupations. It’s just a quick little one joke vignette.
It turns out this is actually one segment of a larger French feature-length project called To Each His Own Cinema, described as “A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.”
Occupations is the contribution of Danish director Lars von Trier, starring himself as a man trying to watch a play while being annoyed by the boor next to him. He deals with the problem in a way that I suppose is intended to represent a fantasy of his of how to treat rude people.
It’s mildly interesting I guess, though maybe the most disturbing part is that this somehow expresses his “feeling about cinema.”