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"Antichrist" Finds Gainsbourg, Dafoe

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik August 13, 2008 at 1:18AM

"Antichrist" Finds Gainsbourg, Dafoe
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As much as right-wingers would have hoped, Barack Obama will not appear in Lars Von Trier's next project "Antichrist," which finally has all of its stars lined up: Trades report this morning that Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe have been cast as a couple who retreat into an isolated cabin following the death of their child.

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While Variety bills the film as a "psychological thriller that evolves into a horror film," I'd use the term "horror" loosely if you've seen the way Von Trier employs horror conventions in films such as "Epidemic" or "The Kingdom" series. We're talking strange, supernatural, metaphysical shivers--more "Rosemary's Baby" or Dreyer's "Vampyr" than "Friday the 13th."

Oh, and I don't think Dafoe will be reprising or subverting the role he made famous in "Last Temptation Of..." If I know the Danish troublemaker, I'll bet the film's title is far more ambiguous. The $11 million production begins this month in Germany. Can't wait to see it.

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