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WATCH: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' First Clip, 'Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 29, 2013 at 2:10PM

Details of Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation, "Nymphomaniac," starring his fearless go-to actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia"), have been titillating us for months. In the film, the title character shares her erotic experiences to a man who has saved her from a vicious beating. See the first clip and teaser poster below.
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Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac."
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac."

Details of Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation, "Nymphomaniac," starring his fearless go-to actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Anti-Christ," "Melancholia"), have been titillating us for months. In the film, the title character shares her erotic experiences to a man who has saved her from a vicious beating.

Check out below the first clip from the film, which co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stellan Skarsgard and Jamie Bell. The film debuts in Denmark and France on December 25; Magnolia Pictures will release stateside. 

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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.