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Watch: Lars Von Trier's 1971 Short Film 'En Blomst'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 10:17 AM
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Next year will bring with it Lars Von Trier's next provocative effort, "The Nymphomaniac," but lest you think it will be one you can enjoy....alone...Stellan Skarsgard puts that notion to rest. "When we call this a porno, it's meant ironically, but irony doesn't work well in print. The film is sexually explicit -- but, believe me, it will be a very, very bad wanking movie," he told THR. So while we wait for that movie to arrive, fans of the director can travel back in time a little bit.

Christian Slater Joins Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' Caleb Landry Jones To Lead John Boorman's 'Hope & Glory' Sequel

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Having given late '80s/early '90s idol-turned-TV-hero Kiefer Sutherland a plum role in his last film, "Melancholia," ever-provocative Danish auteur Lars von Trier is looking to pull the same trick again, as Variety reports that Christian Slater is the latest unlikely addition to the director's next picture(s), his two-part drama "Nymphomaniac." Slater, mostly seen in strings of dreadful DTV actioners these days, will play the father of Charlotte Gainsbourg's lead character, joining Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen in the picture, which documents a woman's sexual life from infancy to adulthood. The trade also reveal that British model Stacy Martin will appear, playing the younger version of Gainsbourg's character.

Udo Kier Will Be In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' Hopefully With All Of His Clothes On

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 3, 2012 2:20 PM
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While much of the talk about Lars von Trier's upcoming sex epic (sexic?) "Nymphomaniac" has concerned the real life sex scenes the prickly auteur is insisting the film contain. (To blur or not to blur, that is the question!), the two-part movie is also amassing an impressive cast who are set to potentially bone each other, among them Shia LaBeouf, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielson and von Trier's current muse Charlotte Gainsbourg. You can now add frequent von Trier collaborator Udo Kier to the cast of characters. We sincerely hope he will keep his clothes on, though.

Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen & More Will Romp In Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'; Shooting Starts This Week

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 8:29 AM
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While Lars Von Trier is no stranger to attracting Hollywood types to his movies, particularly with his films "Dogville" and "Manderlay," you might think his upcoming, sex-driven "The Nymphomaniac" might be the kind of project agents keep away from their talent. Guess again. Shia LaBeouf signed on earlier this month to the film being led by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard, with Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe both rumored, and while the latter pair are yet to be confirmed, Von Trier's next endeavor has just added a batch of talent, including two more prominent names.

Shia LaBeouf Done With Studio Films? Actor Regrets Comments About 'Indy 4,' Says He's 'Terrified' About Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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While it's been a while since we really warmed to him on screen, kudos are certainly due to Shia LaBeouf for giving his career a new lease of life of late. The 26-year-old actor started off in the Disney Channel world before graduating to blockbuster sidekick in films like "Constantine" and "I Robot," and has spent much of the last half-decade going from blockbuster to blockbuster, most notably in the 'Transformers' series and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." But John Hillcoat's "Lawless," which opens in a few weeks, seems to signal a serious sea change in the actor's career.

Shia LaBeouf In Talks To Star In Lars von Trier's 2-Part Softcore Flick 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 8, 2012 9:33 PM
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And just when you thought some random Sigur Ros video would be the last time you saw young Shia LaBeouf go NSFW full-frontal... So young Shia wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to ditch the tentpoles and work on something chewier and with a bit more artistry, huh?

Nicole Kidman Will Reportedly Reunite With Lars Von Trier For A Small Role In 'The Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 8:56 AM
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A two-part movie entitled "The Nymphomaniac" that's aiming to hit the Cannes Film Festival in 2013...yep, that sounds about right for everyone's favorite (well, almost everyone) cinematic enfant terrible, Lars Von Trier. And now his brewing picture, which is set to star Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Willem Dafoe, may get a blast from Von Trier's past.

Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac' With Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Be 2 Part Film, Aiming For Cannes Premiere In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 10:36 PM
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Lars Von Trier has never been short on balls. His career has been filled with films that have found the director walking right into a hornets nest of thorny issues, whether it's slavery ("Manderlay"), the American empire ("Dogville"), feminism (sorta) ("Antichrist"), depression ("Melancholia"), faith ("Breaking The Waves") or just plain ol' "spazzing" ("The Idiots"), and so doing a movie about sex seems like the logical next step. But of course, his appraoch is never as simple as those reductive summaries suggest, and the resulting works are always controversial, exasperating, overreaching, brilliant and fascinating -- often all at once. And once again, Lars Von Trier is stepping beyond expectations.

Willem Dafoe Says He's Signed On For 'John Carter' Sequels, But Still Unsure About Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • February 21, 2012 12:37 PM
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Over the course of his three decade career, Willem Dafoe has been a difficult actor to pinpoint, both as an indie darling, and equally at home in big budget fair like “Spider-Man” and this year’s Disney tentpole, “John Carter.” Dafoe portrays Martian Tars Tarkas in the latter, a long-awaited adaptation of the influential Edgar Rice Burroughs tales first penned in the late 1800s.

Official Synopsis For 'Nymphomaniac' Arrives, Charlotte Gainsbourg Says Porn Actor Doubles Will Be Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 5:11 PM
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Women have never had it easy in Lars Von Trier's films, which is maybe why he's had such a hard time keeping a consistent leading lady. And despite slicing off her clitoris in "Antichrist" and losing her shit as the world ends in "Melancholia," the director has found a muse of sorts in Charlotte Gainsbourg who signed on for the lead in December in his most provocative film yet, "Nymphomanic."

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