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Watch: First Clip From Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2013 5:09 AM
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Charlotte Gainsbourg has gotten in the middle of a man sandwich, Lars Von Trier has been gagged while promising to invent a new genre of film, and the entire cast is doing god knows what in this official image. It's been a weird, bumpy ride, which seems about right for Lars von Trier's sex odyssey "Nymphomaniac" and today the first footage has arrived.

Lars Von Trier Gets Gagged, Reveals Chapter Titles For 'Nymphomaniac' & Introduces New Film Genre

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 9:26 AM
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We can't remember the last time a Lars Von Trier movie got this kind of marketing rollout. But then again, there hasn't really been a film like "Nymphomaniac." With the story detailing one woman's sexual history, the promise of hardcore sex for those who want it (there will be softcore cut too) and this cast photo, it looks like Von Trier not only will be pushing people's buttons, he'll be entirely rearranging them. And today comes another couple of morsels from the movie.

Paul Bettany Says Lars Von Trier "Has No Interest In What Actors Think" As He Gears Up Directorial Debut 'Shelter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 11:45 AM
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While Lars Von Trier seems to have no problem getting actors to line up for his films (just look at the stacked cast of "Nymphomaniac"), the experiences often vary wildly. Bjork swore to never act again after clashing with the director on "Dancer In The Dark," while on the other hand, guys like Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier have been back time and again. But one person who won't be working with enfant terrible any time soon? Paul Bettany.

Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Will Use Digital Technology To Put A-List Heads On Porn Double Bodies

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2013 11:35 AM
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So we'd heard some interesting rumors of late regarding Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" -- rumors of heavy visual effects elements, seemingly borne out by the producer saying that the film wouldn't be ready until the very end of the year due to some extensive post-production elements. And now, the truth behind the rumors has been revealed and it lets slip exactly how Von Trier is planning to combine his starry cast with explicit, hardcore sex scenes.

10 Movies Booed At Cannes

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2013 2:35 PM
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If the Cannes Film Festival is known for one thing, it's the festival's close proximity to topless beaches. But if it's known for two things, it's the emotional, emphatic responses that usually greet the films. These reactions come from audiences that are unafraid to tell the film (and the filmmakers, who are often sitting in the theater, squirming inside their rented tuxedoes and sequined ball gowns) how much they love or (just as often) hate, these movies. Not that these audiences are always right – far from it. Some of the movies that have been audibly shouted down are the ones (in the same festival) that take home the top prizes or garner widespread critical and commercial approval outside of Cannes. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is currently having a Booed at Cannes mini-festival, celebrating some of the best movies with the worst reputations. We wanted to also look at ten movies that got hissed at in Cannes and what happened afterwards.

First Poster For Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Lets Your Imagination Fill In The Rest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 6:38 AM
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Oh, Lars! Even though the provocateur won't be at the Cannes Film Festival this year (it's cool, whenever he's ready he'll be welcomed back), the first poster for Lars Von Trier's upcoming "Nymphomaniac" will surely get some amazing attention on the sales/marketing floor on the Croisette.

Cannes Head Thierry Fremaux Says Lars Von Trier Welcomed Back To Fest, Addresses Lack Of Female Directors In Competition

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 12:09 PM
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Each year there is plenty to talk about at the Cannes Film Festival, especially considering its pedigree as the top of the heap when it comes to world premieres and highlighting the best that world cinema has to offer. But one of the most publicized incidents of the last couple of years had nothing to do with the movies themselves, but rather the unfortunate, off hand comments by a particular director. When Lars Von Trier dropped the n-bomb (Nazi) during a press conference for "Melancholia" two years ago in the guise of a malformed, provocative joke, reaction was swift.

5 Great & 5 Disappointing English-Language Debuts By Foreign-Language Directors

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • February 28, 2013 11:01 AM
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This Friday sees the release of the much-anticipated "Stoker." The melodrama would probably be of note just because it stars Mia Wasikowksa and Nicole Kidman, but it's even more so because it marks the English-language debut of acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook, the man behind "Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance," "Oldboy" and "Thirst," among others. The film lands hot on the heels of "The Last Stand," from Park's countryman Kim Ji-Woon, and a few months from the English-language debut of another Korean filmmaker, Bong Joon-Ho's "Snowpiercer." The three are only the latest international filmmakers to seek wider audiences and acclaim by making a film in the English language.

'Nymphomaniac' Will Miss Cannes Film Festival Submission Deadline, Producer Says Film Is Lars Von Trier's "Masterpiece"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2013 8:05 AM
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With winter's chill still felt, the spring might seem far away, and while we will have our attention on the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW in March, we're only a few months away from the Cannes Film Festival. Easily the most prestigious movie festival on the calendar, we'll soon start to see talk heat up about what films will -- and won't -- be making an appearance. And while Lars von Trier's hugely buzzed "Nymphomaniac" has been grabbing headlines in recent days as buyers swarm the movie in Berlin, it won't be headed to the Cannes for a premiere like many speculated. But not for the reason you're thinking of.

Magnolia Gets Into Bed With Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2013 8:43 PM
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The limited theatrical/VOD model is more and more gaining prominence as way to take on challenging or smaller scale films and have them find an audience where a regular multiplex release might see it get buried. We've seen "Margin Call" and "Arbitrage" become success stories, not only finding viewers, but also earning awards season buzz. And Magnolia have had success with the model too, and one only has to point to their efforts with Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," which they managed to bring to over $3 million domestically. Not bad for a tough movie about the end of the world, and it was the best effort at the North American box office for the director since "Dancer In The Dark." And it looks like they'll be getting into bed with him again.

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