Leave it to Lars von Trier. The provocative Danish director is preparing to shoot his next movie, Nymphomaniac, a film which “follows the erotic adventures of a woman from her youth to age 50.” Charlotte Gainsbourg plays the woman, Stellan Skarsgard plays the man who finds her and hears her story, and Nicole Kidman has a small role. Now Shia LaBeouf is in talks to play a role as well. Read More »
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What’s good for Harry Potter and Twilight is now good for cinema’s most famous provocateur, Lars von Trier. We know the director is preparing to make Nymphomaniac, in which Charlotte Gainsbourg will play the adult version of a character whose erotic life we are shown “from the age of zero to the age of 50.”
That’s a lot of time to get across in one film, but now Trier has some space to breathe. Nymphomaniac‘s producer has revealed that the project will be split into two films, with one covering “her childhood and adolescence. The second part will deal with her adulthood.”
So, yes, that means that Lars von Trier is going to release a film dedicated to exploring the sexual life of a child. Interns at Fox News are already hard at work crafting outraged headlines. More details (on the films, not the predicted controversy) below. Read More »
The idea of presenting an ‘official synopsis’ for any given upcoming film is typically pretty dull, as these plot summaries often do little more than recap what we already know about a story. Things are a bit different, however, for a movie like Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac. The director has joked about the film since his appearance last year at Cannes, but the project is no gag.
Nymphomaniac will star Charlotte Gainsbourg, making this her third film with Trier, and likely feature Stellan Skarsgard as well. The film is said to be extremely sexually explicit, with plans to release both softcore and hardcore versions to different exhibitors. A few more details on the movie came to light today, and can be found after the break.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s probably a safe guess that Lars von Trier will be courting controversy once again with his next project, The Nymphomaniac, and now we know whom he might be courting controversy with. A pair of recent reports suggests that he’s eyeing previous collaborators Stellan Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe for the film. Though the film is described as a porno, it sounds like Skarsgård, at least, will be keeping it in his pants. Read more after the jump.
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The name Lars von Trier is nearly synonymous with controversy. His films are polarizing, and his public statements often run to the dramatic. And, at times, the foolish, as when he referenced Hitler this year at Cannes.
But his work — even his most deliberately provocative work — stands on its own. Antichrist, arguably his most button-pushing film to date, may unravel late in the game, but much of the film is a harrowing and perceptive account of the intersection between ego, sanity and love. Thanks to the scenes of full-on penetration and extreme violence you may not like it, but it is a film that should be seen.
His next film will likely be Nymphomaniac, which the director is now researching in preparation for a summer 2012 shoot. And, because the film is meant to follow “the erotic life of a woman from the age of zero to the age of 50,” it will be just as sexually explicit as Antichrist. So much so, in fact, that the director will likely release two cuts of the film. Read More »