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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:

Will Willem Dafoe Take A Role In Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 10:05 AM
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Lars Von Trier is racking up the phone bills these days. Over the weekend it was revealed that the troublemaking filmmaker offered Stellan Skarsgard a role in his upcoming arthouse porno thingy "The Nymphomaniac." Sorry ladies, should he take the role, Stellan won't be banging anybody in the film, of which details are scarce other than the fact that it will center on “the erotic life of a woman from the age of zero to the age of 50.” But it appears the director has put in another call to another recent collaborator.

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?

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.

Will Lars Von Trier's Next Project 'The Nymphomaniac' Actually Be A Porn Film?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 3:09 AM
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As we've already discussed this morning, Lars von Trier is something of a provocateur, a trickster. So, when he told the Cannes press conference that followed the first screening of his latest picture, the apocalyptic "Melancholia," that "My next film, and Kirsten [Dunst] demanded it, will be porn. That's how women are. Really hard core. That's what I'm writing now," while sat next to the ashen-faced "Spider-Man" star, you'll forgive us for not taking him too seriously. Except, as it turns out, he may not have been joking.

Lars Von Trier Plots 'The Nymphomaniac' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 8:18 AM
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While Lars von Trier's harshest critics deride his treatment of women in his films, the director -- or rather his business partners -- know that controversy keeps the lights on, and with that in mind it's no surprise to hear what his next film is.

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