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Von Trier Isn't Pulling Back on Nymphomaniac, "Something Which Could Generate Some Press Attention"

by Sophia Savage
August 1, 2011 4:45 AM
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Not one to pull his punches, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier--perhaps in an attempt to deflect the media from reporting on his connection (via Dogville) to Norwegian accused terrorist Anders B. Breivik-- is making more waves regarding his next movie, Nymphomaniac, which is looking at an English-language shoot in summer 2012. The film will track a woman's erotic life from "zero to the age of 50," producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen tells Screen, during eight chapters of varying graphic explicitness. Von Trier plans to shoot two versions, one hardcore, the other softcore.

Jensen said von Trier “is really keen on doing this thing. I think that this will be a very amusing film also, very erotic but very funny also. I guess we have something which could generate some press attention. How pornographic it will be, that we have to see in terms of what financing dictates.” ThePlaylist has more details on the status of The Five Obstructions remake with Martin Scorsese.

Check out our interview with von Trier after his Cannes controversy. And so see Melancholia when it opens November 11.

[Von Trier picture from Melancholia set, via IMDb]

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  • Juke Early | August 2, 2011 8:39 AMReply

    Which A or B List American actress would be desperate enough to fight for this rôle? odds are on the lead being from outside the US & UK. Von Trier however is showing his pragmatic side in hedging his bets w/a hard R and X versions based on "financing." Ho ho. Literally. . ..

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