10 Best Things We Saw at 2015 Toronto Film Festival

From muckraking journalists to marauding skinheads, the highlights of this year's premier film festival

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'Men and Chicken'
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8. 'Men and Chicken'

Imagine the opposite of TV's most dapper cannibal (R.I.P., Hannibal), and you'll have a good idea of what Mads Mikkelsen's character is like in this Danish feature — his seedy-looking compulsive masturbator is a complete 180-degree turn from the good doctor/gourmet he played on Bryan Fuller's baroque, much-missed horror show. But this negative creep is just the tip of the oddball iceberg here; once this gent and his brother (David Dencik) go off to a remote sanitarium to meet the step siblings they never knew they had, things truly genuinely off the rails. There's usually no shortage of film-festival offerings full of strained, self-conscious weirdness. Anders Thomas Jensen's look into family ties is the real deal: a cringe-comedy that turns into something completely unclassifiable and disturbing. Cult-film fanatics, start your engines.

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