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Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Gets US Release Dates from Magnolia

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 5, 2013 at 12:02PM

Magnolia has announced the stateside release dates for Lars von Trier's hotly anticipated "Nymphomaniac." It will be broken up into two films, with "Nymphomaniac Part 1" hitting theaters March 21, 2014 (and VOD March 6), and "Part 2" arriving on April 18, 2014 (and VOD April 3).
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Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac."
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac."

Magnolia has announced the stateside release dates for Lars von Trier's hotly anticipated "Nymphomaniac." It will be broken up into two films, with "Nymphomaniac Part 1" hitting theaters March 21, 2014 (and VOD March 6), and "Part 2" arriving on April 18, 2014 (and VOD April 3).

"Part 1" runs 110 minutes, and "Part 2" runs 130 minutes.

Here are the official synopses:

NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). PART ONE also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.

PART TWO picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.

The film world premieres in Denmark on December 25. In the meantime, check out the film's terrific trailer (NSFW), and its series of naughty characters posters.

This article is related to: Magnolia, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia, Lars von Trier, Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.