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Lars Von Trier’s Director’s Cut Of ‘Nymphomaniac Vol 2’ Will Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 27, 2014 12:16 PM
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With news arriving recently that Lars von Trier is writing a Detroit-set horror film and contemplating an action movie, he's not quite finished with "Nymphomaniac." Yes, the film has been released (read our review here), but the director's cut is still brewing. He showed off Volume 1 of his vision at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and while we thought he might bring ‘Volume 2’ to Cannes, it looks like it will instead be crossing the ocean.

Montages reports that Zentropa will be premiering "Nymphomaniac Volume 2" at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall (consider this the first confirmed film for the fest). And you'll want to have a seat for this one. This version reportedly runs one hour longer than the theatrical cut, bringing the running time to over three hours (both director's cuts combined total just under five and a half hours). So it'll be interesting to see what other layers (and how much more skin) Lars will adding to this one.

Given the filmmaker's fear of flying and his vow not to no longer speak to press, don't expect to see Lars in Toronto. But consider this an early big ticket item for the fest. And when it comes to "Nymphomaniac," it's lookin’ like you ain't seen nothing yet. But please note, none of this is official until TIFF organizers themselves unveil their slate later this summer.

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3 Comments

  • frankie | May 27, 2014 8:51 PMReply

    Part One is excellence. Uma T and Christian S brought real, visceral emotion to their characters. I felt something watching the screen.

    That emotion is missing in Part 2. No one brings it. It's just overkill. Perhaps that was the point of the piece, to experience the lack of emotion Jo has inside. I suppose that would make Lars some kind of bizarro genius.

  • DG | May 27, 2014 12:41 PMReply

    I don't know if I could handle another hour of this film. Vol 1 had some interesting ideas but by the end of Vol 2 I was so ready for it to be over, did not care about any of the characters any more etc. Kind of remarkable how boring it felt by the end, especially given the subject matter.

  • ger heard ken L E | May 27, 2014 12:33 PMReply

    uma thurman stole part I

    jamie bell stole part II

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