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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 31, 2013 at 9:26AM

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.
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Nymphomaniac Charlotte Gainsbourg

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 a 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. Revealed today were another couple of morsels from the movie.

The chapter titles for the two volume, eight-part movie has been revealed and they're actually fairly tame...for the most part. Though we do have to wonder -- is chapter 6 really making a reference to fisting? If that's not enough, LVT proposes that he is introducing a film genre with "Nymphomaniac" called Digressionism. Okay, then. Anyway, this is all the start of Marvel-esque rollout for the movie that kicks off next month, with teasers, still and more details planned to drop for each chapter until the film's Christmas Day debut overseas.

No word yet on when Magnolia Releasing will give U.S. audiences a taste but hopefully we won't be waiting too long. Here's the official press release and full chapter titles below, along with a new image of LVT gagged by duct tape. Obviously.

In 2011 Lars von Trier decided to refrain from all public statements and interviews. To this date he has kept his word. 

But his stories are still being told worldwide and Nymphomaniac will be no exception. Using a structure known from literature Nymphomaniac consists of chapters, encapsulating both VOLUME I and VOLUME II and during the next eight months, starting from June and like domino pieces counting down to the release, small bites of these chapters will be published exclusively by a community of selected newspapers around the world.

Each chapter teaser is defined by a headline, a still and a short narrative that playfully unveils the multilayered universe of Nymphomaniac with which Lars von Trier wants to introduce a new film genre: Digressionism.

[Digress /dɪˈgrɛs, daɪ-/ verb: Depart from the main subject]

Chapter 1: The Complete Angler
Chapter 2: Jerome
Chapter 3: Mrs. H
Chapter 4: Delirium
Chapter 5: The Little Organ School
Chapter 6: The Eastern & Western Church (The Silent Duck)
Chapter 7: The Mirror
Chapter 8: The Gun

Nymphomaniac Chapter Titles
Lars Von Trier (skip crop)

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