Lars von Trier has never exactly been subtle. His characters often talk nakedly about their films’ themes, serving as mouthpieces for von Trier’s ruminations on various subjects. His metaphors are incredibly on the nose; this is a man who made a film about depression by having a literal planet loom overhead, ready to crush all in its way. Though his ideas are almost always interesting, his execution varies between rapturously artful and thuddingly obvious.
The House That Jack Built is all of those things and more – and also von Trier’s most self-indulgent movie to date.
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Lars von Trier has a new movie on the horizon, and if you’re familiar with his work, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the movie looks predictably unhinged. The House That Jack Built is a new thriller from the Antichrist director, starring Matt Dillon as an artistic serial killer. Watch the new House That Jack Built trailer below.
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The Cannes 2018 lineup is growing. A few days following the initial announcement comes word that Terry Gilliam‘s long-delayed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Lars von Trier‘s The House That Jack Built and more are coming to the prestigious film festival.
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Over the past decade, Matt Dillon has made plenty of movies that no one really cared about. Old Dogs, Armored, Takers, Pawn Shop Chronicles and The Art of the Steal have all featured Matt Dillon, and they’re all movies that you either forgot about or never knew existed to begin with. However, with a key role on the popular Fox series Wayward Pines, the career of Matt Dillon has had a bit of a resurgence, and now Lars von Trier will try to help that along.
Matt Dillon has been set to play London’s notorious notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper in The House That Jack Built, a film from Nymphomaniac and Antichrist director Lars von Trier following the murderer’s development over 12 years. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Lars von Trier has yet to announce his big-screen follow-up to his five-hour, two-part sex epic Nymphomaniac. In the meantime, though, he’s got something else cooking. As we reported last year, he’s working on a new TV series called The House That Jack Built.
At the time, we knew only that it was supposed to be “without precedent,” whatever that meant. Now some more concrete details have emerged on the story and structure. Get the latest on the Lars von Trier TV show after the jump. Read More »
How does Lars von Trier follow the Nymphomaniac films? As it turns out, he’ll go back to television. Trier has done TV before, of course, with the very weird and rather excellent Riget. That show, introduced by Trier himself as seen above, was released as two mini-series in 1994 and 1997. (A third part was planned but never shot, thanks to the death of actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård.) Riget was a smash hit in Denmark and made its way around the world, often under the title The Kingdom. Stephen King even produced a US remake, called Kingdom Hospital.
Now there’s a new Lars von Trier TV series in the works, an English-language show called The House That Jack Built. The writer/director isn’t talking about it, but his producers are talking, and one says that it will be “without precedent.” Read More »