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Which Is Your Favorite? Check Out The Beautifully Strange Character Posters For 'Nymphomaniac'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 10, 2013 7:23 AM
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Whether coming from the generally more conservative American studio system or the much more nudity friendly European arthouse world, marketing an epic, two-movie, sex-and-flesh filled saga called "Nymphomaniac" is no easy task. But the folks behind Lars von Trier's provocative latest have been doing it right, with monthly teasers and today, a little surprise with the unveiling of 14 character posters. And it's some beautifully strange stuff.

As you know, the film is led by Charlotte Gainsbourg who plays Joe, a young woman who recounts her sexual history to a stranger after being found beaten in an alley. An odd enough logline coming from anyone else, but totally making sense when delivered from the mind of Lars von Trier. And below you get a look at the wide spectrum of characters in the film, each given their own unique treatment. Our faves? Udo Kier as The Waiter (reprising his role from "Melancholia" perhaps?) while Connie Nielsen is downright terrifying.

Take a look at all of the one sheets below and let us know your favorite. "Nymphomaniac" is slated to open in Denmark and Norway on Christmas Day, though rumors are already floating that the XXX version will hit Cannes

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  • Kim | October 12, 2013 6:17 PMReply

    I never need to see that photo of Nicholas Bro ever again.

  • arthuracz | October 11, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    My favorite? Stellan Skarsgård, of course!

  • RogerPidactor | October 11, 2013 3:05 PMReply

    The director is a deviant that pretty much despises women. If you can actually make it through "Antichrist", you'll see what I mean. The guys obsessed with women's sexual pleasure being directly linked with rape fantasy, guilt, and genital mutilation.

  • M | October 11, 2013 9:06 PM

    Wow when you put it that way, Trier is a genius.

  • Daylan | October 11, 2013 9:03 AMReply

    Strangest headline ever. Does the writer not realize the cast is getting off in these photos, that it's their O-face, essentially? Not one mention of the cast members having an orgasm, the fact that the posters are provocative, and the headline is "beautifully strange" as if he has no clue. Bafflingly unaware? Never seen anything like it.

  • bob hawk | October 13, 2013 1:36 AM

    LaBeouf has already given indications of existing in a different universe -- in this case a galaxy where orgasm is best achieved by sticking your thumb in your armpit whilst whacking off and trying to look as laid back as possible. A dangling cigarette helps.

  • Kevin | October 11, 2013 9:23 AM

    Shia LaBeouf sure has a strange way of getting off...

  • Zaius primati | October 11, 2013 8:33 AMReply

    Uma is the only one who don't seems to be shiting or pissing...

  • A | October 11, 2013 4:28 AMReply

    Just watched the clips on the website, looks great but Stacy Martin worries me, beautiful girl, but no actress, anyone else reminded of Sylvia Kristel? Either Von Trier's working the blank thing or we've got a protagonist devoid of personality.

  • feistgeist | October 10, 2013 11:19 PMReply

    Shia Lebouf sent von Trier a sex tape of himself to get the part and he still can't play along.

  • Alberto Ugalde | October 10, 2013 5:38 PMReply


  • James Deen | October 10, 2013 2:00 PMReply

    Where is Sasha Grey as...G?

  • 23jordanChimeo | October 10, 2013 1:47 PMReply

    Uma is Mrs H? wtf??? F ---H---J---the water---L? what is this? Budget?

    My prediction Boxoffice: 238,991 $
    My Rottentomatoes: 69%

  • jeremy | October 10, 2013 11:00 AMReply

    Uma's is the best.

  • 23JORDANCHIMEO | October 10, 2013 1:49 PM

    the best, not! THE SUPERBEST!!!

  • marten | October 10, 2013 10:53 AMReply

    where's Shia LaBeouf??

  • Kevin | October 10, 2013 10:56 AM

    He's in there, look again ;)

  • sara | October 10, 2013 8:03 AMReply

    this is weird! im kinda freaking out

  • Sara | October 10, 2013 6:38 PM

    i'm right there with you. this was disturbing! lol I saw a link for this article on facebook on the E! online page and i had to do a double take to make sure i had read it correctly! LOL this is gonna be something different and a definite controversial field day for sure! i had to cover the screen with a peice of paper in case Shia Labeouf's was disturbing! all i can think of is him in transformers! Hahaha! I laughed at his though and couldn't stop! LOL

  • Saro | October 10, 2013 1:55 PM

    The poster are cool. Come on Sara... dating with me. Im spanish boy, white, i love the life, i hate the death... the sex is boring and dirty, the food is cheap and Spain is underrated. My favourite movie are you. I hate the dogs, cats, birds and cars. I love bikes, Fith Avenue. My favourite grandmother is Hetty Green.

  • Taco | October 10, 2013 7:43 AMReply


  • David Hassefholff as TKR | October 10, 2013 1:58 PM

    You eat me to it!

  • harmownashere | October 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    You beat me to it!

  • El Hanso | October 10, 2013 7:39 AMReply

    Skarsgard FTW!

    I wonder if the film will have this tongue-in-cheek attitude these posters seem to have. I seriously doubt it.

  • A | October 10, 2013 9:12 AM

    I dunno, you may spot on, from the little titbits coming out, it's apparently very funny.

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