Dogme 95: The Vow of Chastity:
I swear to the following set of rules drawn up and confirmed by Dogme 95:
Furthermore I swear as a director to refrain from personal taste. I am no longer an artist. I swear to refrain from creating a ‘work’, as I regard the instant as more important than the whole. My supreme goal is to force the truth out of my characters and settings. I swear to do so by all the means available and at the cost of any good taste and any aesthetic considerations.
Thus I make the “Vow of Chastity”
On behalf of Dogma 95
Coperhagen, Monday 13th March 1995
Lars Von Trier Thomas Vinterberg