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'Nymphomaniac' Gets 4-Hour Theatrical Cut For Danish Release That Lars Von Trier Hasn't Seen

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 11, 2013 at 9:03AM

So, how do you market a reportedly 5 hour long sexytimes epic drama? Well, so far the people behind Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" have done a tremendous job of building buzz for the movie online with a series of provocative teasers, but rolling things out to theaters presents a different challenge. For the Danish release, the powers that be have decided to cut the movie by an hour to make things a bit more commercially viable.
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Nymphomaniac Charlotte Gainsbourg

So, how do you market a reportedly 5 hour long sexytimes epic drama? Well, so far the people behind Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" have done a tremendous job of building buzz for the movie online with a series of provocative teasers, but rolling things out to theaters presents a different challenge. For the Danish release, the powers that be have decided to cut the movie by an hour to make things a bit more commercially viable.

Filmmagasinet Ekko reveals that when it hits theaters in Denmark and Norway next month, "Nymphomaniac" will be presented in an edited, 4 hour version that will split into two parts. The kicker is that Lars Von Trier has not taken part in assembling this version and has apparently not even seen it. That being said, he is signing off on the release as he understands it's being done to help the commercial considerations of the movie. And Zentropa director Peter Aalbaek Jensen notes that the movie is being done to help investors make back the $10 million U.S. budget of the movie, which will already be a difficult task give the subject matter and runtime.

So, where will Lars Von Trier's preferred, 5 hour cut be seen? Well, all signs are still pointing to the Cannes Film Festival next spring where the longer and reportedly more explicit version will be unveiled. And at this point, it's unclear which version Magnolia will eventually be releasing stateside but it seems there is no shortage of controversy around Lars Von Trier's next movie. Does size matter? Guess we'll find out soon. [thanks to Montages for the heads up!]

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