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Watch: Lars Von Trier Enters Delirium With Latest Clip From 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 27, 2013 4:55 AM
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With all the excitement over the fall festival movies, it's easy to forget that we're only a matter of months away from the unveiling of Lars Von Trier's latest. Or at least, it would be if not for the canny stream of information that comes out of "Nymphomaniac." Even if it weren't for recent revelations -- a total running time of five hours for the two-part film, a potential TV spin-off, a premiere for the hardcore version at Cannes -- Von Trier's been keeping up interest for his new film by releasing a clip every month in the run up to the Christmas premiere in Denmark of the first part.

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.

Lars Von Trier Will No Longer Speak To Press Or Do Interviews; Faces Charges Over Cannes Comments

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2011 4:15 AM
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It wasn't that long ago that troublemaking director Lars Von Trier was poking fun at his Person Non Grata status bestowed upon him after his bungled comments in Cannes this spring. With a U.K. poster for "Melancholia" bearing an image of the director with a hilarious and fake official seal from Cannes in the top left corner, it seemed the director was putting the events on the Croisette behind him in good spirits. But it appears his saga is far from over as the director made a surprising announcement today.

With Rights To 'Nymphomaniac' Selling Like Crazy, Does Lars Von Trier's Non-Apology Really Matter?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2011 2:22 AM
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Oh, Lars Von Trier. The director, who seriously needs to be put in the hands of a good publicist, continues to shoot off this mouth and stack the deck against himself. While he's not exactly Mel Gibson, watching the helmer lately is akin to seeing a sub-Andrew Dice Clay comedian bomb terribly somewhere in the Catskills. His comments, both at Cannes and in the latest issue of GQ, aren't so much offensive (though we can understand how someone might be offended) as they are a series of poorly selected words. Before we get to the latest statement that has ruffled feathers, let's rewind a bit to the Croisette -- here's what he said at the time in answer to a question about his Germanic roots that caused festival organizers to bar him from the Palais:

Lars Von Trier Can't Stop Talking About Nazis; Isn't Sure 'The Five Obstructions' Will Happen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 7, 2011 4:55 AM
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Before Lars Von Trier left Cannes this spring, banned from ever attending again due to his unfortunate comments during the "Melancholia" press conference, the director made waves for a much more positive reason. It was announced that he was teaming with Martin Scorsese to do another version of "The Five Obstructions" with reports indicating it would shoot in early 2012.

Stellan Skarsgard May Reunite With Lars Von Trier For 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 5, 2011 1:40 AM
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Film Described As "Messy" And Dialogue-Heavy With "A Lot Of Different Diversions And Strange Ideas"If anyone understands the implacable Lars von Trier, it would be Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard. Topped only by Udo Kier in terms of the number of collaborations with the filmmaker, Skarsgard's partnership with von Trier began back in 1994 with the television series"The Kingdom," which led to the feature run of "Breaking The Waves," "Dancer In The Dark," "Dogville" and "Melancholia." The Scandinavian pair's fruitful partnership may yield yet another picture, as Skarsgard has revealed that the controversial von Trier has offered him the lead for the upcoming, sure-to-be-headline-making soft-core film "Nymphomaniac."

Unbowed Lars Von Trier To Shoot 'Nymphomaniac' In Summer 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 1:03 AM
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Plus Von Trier Responds As 'Dogville' Is Named The Favorite Film Of Norway Killer Anders Behring Breivik Danish enfant terrible Lars Von Trier managed to top even his own record of being a complete jackass at the Cannes Film Festival this year when, at the premiere of his latest film, the apocalyptic drama "Melancholia," he made a string of comments, including describing himself as "a Nazi," which saw the long-time supporters on the Croisette declare him "persona non grata." Was this the undoing of one of the film world's most provocative directors?

Uwe Boll Calls 'The Tree Of Life' A "Piece Of Shit" And Lars Von Trier A "Retard"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 1, 2011 8:00 AM
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Before we begin, let's just say that the discourse of films can be varied and fascinating, with many critics and academic writers offering their measured takes on everything from the new "Transformers" film to "The Tree of Life." We would like to urge you to find these discussions that are actively going on at various websites and are likely more fruitful than hearing the opinion of a crackpot provocateur like Uwe Boll.

Beef Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn 'Repulsed' By Lars Von Trier! Von Trier Says 'Fuck Him'! Porno!

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 20, 2011 3:52 AM
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Another day, another right turn to the ridiculously stupid fall-out from Lars Von Trier's "nazi" statements. Good old humorless reporters at Cannes loved raking noted provocateur Lars Von Trier over the coals for his joking "pro-Nazi" stance before the organization dubbed him persona non grata. The next step, of course, is the reaction from other filmmakers. This should be fun.

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