'Nymphomaniac Volume II' Trailer: Lars Von Trier Concludes His Evocative Sexual Tale

The U.S. trailer for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volume II is now online and, finally, Charlotte Gainsbourg gets to shine. Nymphomaniac as a whole tells the story of Joe (Gainsbourg), a woman whose wanton sexuality has literally left her on the street. A man, played by Stellan Skarsgård, helps her out by listening to her story. Volume I focuses on her younger years, which means Gainsbourg is mostly a passive participant. (That film is On Demand now and hits theaters Friday.) Volume II gets into Joe's older years, which means it features much more of Gainsbourg than the evocative, explicit and powerful first volume.

Nympomaniac Volume II hits theaters April 4 and on VOD Friday, March 21. Check out the trailer below.

Thanks to Hulu for the trailer.

The site only offers the following short description of the film:

Volume II picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.

Volume I hits theaters this weekend and, I must say, seeing it got me very interested in Volume II. The first half of the film is pretty remarkable. In some ways, I was was utterly baffled by it but in other ways, it's a mind-blowing hodgepodge of ideas not just about sex, but about everything. Plus, the whole thing is handled with impressive purpose and viciousness. Nymphomanic isn't a film to watch just on a whim. You've got to be ready for it because Von Trier is going to pummel you. He's going to challenge you, he's going to try and elicit a physical reaction from you. And in Nymphomaniac Volume I, he most certainly succeeds. The film then ends with a trailer for the second film, similar to the one above, which reminds you there is much, much more story to tell.

Have you watched Nymphomaniac Volume I on demand? Will you see it in theaters? Thoughts on on the Nymphomaniac Volume II trailer?