Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & Vol. II
In case you missed it, Lars von Trier created another masterpiece, and it is over 4 hours of artistic, psychosexual madness.
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013) - Directed by Lars von Trier
When I read the script, I had no idea how he was going to execute it. I either thought it was going to be the most bizarre car accident that you’ve ver seen—like eight hookers and a john with blood all over the road, I don’t know! It’s so extreme, the courage in him is out of control, and the honesty. I had no idea except to trust that he is deeply clever, and it’s a masterful directorial slight of hand to be able to do this. What struck me when I watched the movie—and I’m sure there will be people who will throw there hands up and disagree- I found the movie very un-exploitative in a weird, weird way. I found it surprisingly un-titillating.
There is something erotic taking place, and there’s moments where you can feel that, but it’s not the overwhelming sensation to me. I think it’s so brilliant. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t gush, I’m just in one scene! But for the director, I think this film will be very long-lasting. I think this film will be watched and discussed and thesis papers will be written for decades to come. To me this a movie that will be dissected and discussed.
Nymphomaniac (dir. Lars von Trier, 2013)
Lars von Trier while filming Nymphomaniac (2013)
Photograph by Liz Collins.