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Lars von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC May Or May Not Be All Porny!!


Merrick here...

ScreenDaily is saying that the next movie from Lars von Trier will likely be NYMPHOMANIAC, to shoot sometime next year.  The story is said to follow “the erotic life of a woman from the age of zero to the age of 50” and will be an English language picture.  What follows is hardly a surprise, as...with von Trier making a film called NYMPHOMANIAC...there's no way it's not gonna be a tad extreme.  

The film’s subject matter (in particular, its treatment of youthful sexuality and graphic depiction of intercourse) could cause problems with censors. However, the Danish auteur is reportedly planning two versions - one a hardcore cut likely to feature scenes of penetration and a softer version that can be shown in more mainstream cinemas. Despite the likely graphic sexual content, the project is understood to be primarily dialogue-driven.

The film’s storyline will unfold in eight chapters. These have such titles as “The Western and Eastern Church” and “The Little Organ School.”

...says THIS piece at ScreenDaily.

Von Trier's most recent feature release - the roundly disturbing, consistently unnerving, often disgusting, sometimes beautiful, and utterly unforgettable ANTICHRIST - is now streaming on Netflix and is available as a Criterion release HERE.  His subsequent film, MELANCHOLIA, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, and Stellan and Alexander Skarsgård - a movie which begins with the end of the world - has already hit in some territories and opens in the U.S. this November (Happy, Happy Holidays!).


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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by 3774

    Powerful, unforgettable, indescribable. i loved that film.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by DangerDave

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Cue the "he said he wanted to be a Nazi" hate in 3...2...1

    by DangerDave

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMan

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Pure non-sense.

    by 3774

    The man is brilliantly-deranged. A walking, talking pile of neurosis, nervous ticks, fixations and self-doubt. That press release was one such individual's failed attempt at the conversational humor demanded of him, when he just isn't capable. He is not a Nazi sympathizer.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I hear you.

    by DangerDave

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    Those are the guys with the anorexic octopus insignia, right?

  • So very few people understand the Horror genre. Look at that fucking retard Rob Zombie. But with Anti-christ, Lars Von Trier knew exactly what he was doing. He emphasized mood and atmosphere over jump scares. He also went out of his way to make his movie DISTURBING which is something that great Horror movies do. Directors need to understand that all you need to create effective mood and atmosphere is the sound design and score. It also helps if you don't Direct like you're shooting a fucking music video (Rob Zombie!!!). This is why Carnival of Souls (1962) is one of my most favorite Horror movies of all time. That movie is as cheap as fuck but the Direction, score and sound design make it great. Anywho, I'm looking forward to Von Trier's porno art flick.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Oh dear. Here we go..... Tick tock...

    by Knobules

    Asimov Chop Bender? This is like putting chickens in the alligator tank.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Tight asses can't take a joke (RE: Nazi remark)

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Once you lose your sense of humor, you lose your humanity. Nothing is sacred...NOTHING. France (Cannes) is the worst place to insert humor into horrible subjects. Those tight ass french faggots should stick to smelling bad and being cowards.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Antichrist blew

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Give me the Hardcore edition.

    by peopleintrees

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Setting and context...

    by 3774

    It's reasonable to assume the French (as well as other nationalities) will react that much more strongly when confronted with anything Nazi-related. Their country, their very existence, was almost completely destroyed. One should make an effort to be sensitive to that, if they want to be considered civilized. On the other hand, railroading a clearly socially-stunted artist who has obvious issues for nervously making an inappropriate joke is beyond the pale. The first error offends sensibilities. The second one ruins lives with slander. Which one is worse? But spit words like 'faggot' more. Hate conveys a refutation also, i guess. Somehow.

  • Dude's sensibility does not jive with my own apparently.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Most over-rated director.... ever.

    by Jerry Piper

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Really, Billy_D? You're going to resort to calling people f*ggots?

    by Lenny Nero

    Yes. Now we all want to hear what you have to say. Bravo.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by Fritzlorrerains

    Some people are just too dumb to understand movies like Antichrist and tree of life.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I understand Antichrist. I understand it was boring.

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by abetyler

    Maybe one day you should go on a trip to France to find out if those clichés are facts, I think you'd be surprise and realize you're just a cunt.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Pornography for people who consider themselves smart

    by SmokingRobot

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I've been to Paris, France

    by Jake Pantlin

    Man, did that place smell. Like sewage. I couldn't believe how bad it smelled downtown. In the summer, it just reeks, and that is a fact.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    The erotic life of a woman from age zero?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    So having sex while pregnant DOES affect the unborn...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Of course, the CASTING NEWS ought to interesting.

    by jawsfan

    Wait for it.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Von Trier = Reviled in France, Polanski = Loved in France

    by thommcg

    Ohhhh, France :(

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    will it at least be all Nazi-ey

    by Grace_Panda

    or at least Nazi-esque

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst for the lead?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    wouldn't be so bad.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by abetyler

    And I'm french and actually live in France, first Paris is not representative of the entire country and is an old city (more than 200 years like every big city in Europe). And then Billy_d was talking about the people themselves which is stupid, at least as stupid as all the cliches we have here towards american people.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Pretentious bluff.

    by Ditko

    His stuff is not even download worthy.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Next film.

    by brassai2003

    Lars von Trier's "Smak Das Bitch Up." Summary: a sexually conflicted sadistic American G.I. shacks up with a German self loathing Jew who works in a factory that's really a stage set and desires include slavedom and severe beatings. "A Masterpiece in the making"- The Village Voice... Yay. more films about von Trier's love of beating up women...

  • I just don't get what people find great about his work as it misses me completely, on every level. I'm a HUGE Bjork fan and figured I would absolutely love Dancer In The Dark because so many people had great things to say about it. I HATED it. Boring, contrived and manipulative. Took the DVD back three days after I purchased it and will never watch it again.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I understand Antichrist

    by Sanyi

    Watched it two times. Loved it. Disturbing movie nonetheless and not for everyone. But I respect Trier's work. Call me sick, I don't care.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Uh oh, I see I've upset some people...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Good. I'm glad to offend people. Because people who get offended are easily controlled. No wonder we live in such a sheeple society. It's why we have all this censorship nonsense in the first place. Congrats abetyler, you're adding to the problem. I can see why Von Trier is such an offensive's so much fun to see people squirm.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Starring the girlfriend from kick ass?

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Von Trier Hate

    by djscott95

    I get some of the hate on the recent stuff, but "Breaking the Waves", "Dancer in the Dark", and "Dogville" are all fooking brilliant. I'm in for this.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Apparently that film was one of the Norwegian killer's favorite films and at least partially his inspiration for his killing spree. That, and Cars 2.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Hey billy_dee

    by Finch

    Get over yourself. You're not shocking or controversial, no matter how hard you try. And you are definitely not making anyone squirm. Yes, you want to be offensive, but you're trying TOO hard. Try a different persona, 'cause this one's not working out. Oh yeah, and I'll see anything by von Trier. The guy's one amazing maniac.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Year zero?

    by Doug Nelson

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Year zero?

    by Doug Nelson

    So will there be a fetus humping the umbilical cord?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Yes, Billy_D, using a hateful epithet makes you better than us.

    by Lenny Nero

    Again, bravo.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Loved both Dogville and Anti-Christ ...

    by emu47

    The hand-held shots in Anti-Christ that would suddenly become tripod shots were badass and totally effective and creepy. Loved that effect.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I Like Von Triers

    by NeonFrisbee

    I don't think he likes women very much, which is disconcerting, but he sure knows how to make the moviefilms. I've seen most of this films and think my fave of his is Breaking The Waves.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I assume from Billy D Williams' name

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    ...that he is black. If so, he and his culture/people see no hatred in discrimination towards homosexuals, hence his "faggot" remark. Even if he isn't black, he's still a fuckwit of the highest magnitude.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Dogville

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    but everything else he does leaves me cold. He's no nazi, he's just an angry, insecure man who is incapable of being funny.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Emotional Response.

    by BlackLodger

    Any director that can bring about a true emotional response, whether it be disgust, discomfort, or full torqueness has done their job for me! Directors like Van Trier or Gaspar Noe or Miike show us things that have never been put on film before... I felt that way 20 years ago when i watched Kubrick, Lynch, Verhoeven, Coens...hell Toy Story 3 made me ball like a babe twice in 10 minutes. And no, real "true" anger and resentment at having to pay way too much to sit through-(enter piece of shit recent film here)-doesn't quite count! Although that seems to be the trend nowadays. I've never seen people be treated so badly and behave so horribly as in Van Triers films. Look how the entire town of Dogville slowly turns on Kidman. Scary as anything in modern so called "horror". There is nothing like believing you are in one reality and then slowly painfully realizing everything's changed...Awesome to watch as a filmgoer... I felt similar while watching the mother daughter relationship unfold in Black Swan. I really just love entertainment that fucks with my head...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Sierratango, you're generalizing a bit much.

    by Lenny Nero

    Just focus on Billy_Dee the talkbacker. There's more than enough to go around.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by 3774

    Lars von Trier is responsible for triggering a new standard of porn that caters to this side of the fence, and disregarding male conventions. Erika Hallqvist and Anna Span are among many female directors that gained momentum thanks to Zentropa. He is supported by many feminists. A Cannes board member declaring him misogynistic for Anti-Christ is no more truthful than a Cannes board member calling him a Nazi. If you feel the same, then you completely missed the points of the movie. Personal shame being shattered past the point of sanity is one. i suggest people actually takes classes on feminism, and learn a little more about what they're talking about, before making accusations. But if you're one of those type of people who insist that all depicted violence is misogyny, and all penetration is rape, then there is no bridge for you to cross into reality.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Oh boy. A Charlotte Gainsbourg movie!

    by Knobules

    Is she in Rise of The Planet of the Apes also? I thought she was in the trailer throwing bananas.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    lars von trier: GREAT eye. pretentious as FUCK.

    by thekylegassproject

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I understood antichrist, yet I found it boring because I understood

    by david starling

    I felt like I had Von Trier in the room, painting his thoughts and concepts of the movie with a 6 foot roller, all over my fucking walls!! And yet, surprizinglyl, I found something like Martyrs, which is pretty fucking horrific, to have way more of an impact. Is it me? Am I that fucked-up? Who knows?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    The Degradation of Cinema


    When cinema (ie. the art of moving pictures) finally gasps its last putrid breath, it will wheeze "Lars Von Trier destroyed me........" It's Von Trier and his ilk that is destroying film (foreign and domestic.) The panacea for tight, conservative, safe films is not stench like Antichrist or Nymphomaniac. The Human Centipede and A Serbian Film were born from the foundations of perennial dystopian movie making and the dredge that actually advocate for its place in modern movies are only failing themselves by bring forth vast pools of money by which to finance the bloviated producers who wish to become mainstream and think it's relevant to appall the masses with the stinking rotting corpse of progressive cinema, albeit in a more chagrined and melancholic perforated venue. No wonder children nowadays are more concerned with the hack n slash and iThis and faceThat. There is no safe structure to formulate their ideas and wishes into more substantial fare. They go to the moveis, they see dreck like this, and it ingrains in their head that this is ok. That this is what is normal and what is perceived to be normal, and how can we all attain this phenomenal status in the lofts of higher education. But where does that leave us? Where can we go to get away from the diseased films permeating the cineplexes today and in the future? What can a populace do to protect their offspring and themselves while the walls of Sodom and Gomorrah drip with the blood of PG-13 and R filth that is being financed by Hollywood and other foreign distributors. There is no way these rancid fecal byproducts can be profitable, not in any judeo-christian sense, according to basic tenets of ardent Monroe-Disechey economics. It's all trite and pedantic at this point in time. Well, it's all we can hope for to rid ourselves of the misfortunes of animals like Von Trier.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Starring the insufferable Megan Fox

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

  • I haven't any idea... but given this guy's willingness to push boundaries, it wouldn't surprise me. What with organizations devoted to sanitizing pedophilia to be a health benefit or to reword it to sound nicer, and Planned Parenthood lobbying the UN to consider the sexual rights and freedom of non-adults, pedophilia being defined by psychologists as an unalterable sexual orientation, laws that protect people under the vague description of sexual orientations, movements to introduce sex ed to kids from kindergarden up, and the growing obsessions with young girls, and the whole moe craze in anime and the amount of shit I'm seeing everywhere, society's long been gearing up to go down that path... And film and art are part of its harbingers... My theory is that Lars Von Trier is that guy who is simply ahead of the curve in his 'art'... I'm reluctant to watch anti-christ because of the subject matter, which is too bad because it really looked like a scary good film. Whoever said that horror is more based on environment, sound and framing, is right. The trailer for AntiChrist gave me the creeps and I would've been there for it except that I heard about the overgratuitousness of the sex and the extremity of the violence that it was heading towards. So despite that Lars seemed to have nailed the atmospheric nature of horror in many regards, it seems he failed to realise that less is more in regards to when to show something and when to hold back and only suggest it...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    @ Choppah.

    by 3774

    There is no way these rancid fecal byproducts can be profitable, not in any judeo-christian sense, according to basic tenets of ardent Monroe-Disechey economics.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    @ Choppah.

    by 3774

    There is no way these rancid fecal byproducts can be profitable, not in any judeo-christian sense, according to basic tenets of ardent Monroe-Disechey economics.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom can disagree if you like, but you'd only be highlighting your complete lack of taste.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    @ Choppah.

    by 3774

    That makes absolutely no sense. You are throwing everything in your pockets against the wall, hoping enough of it sticks to cover up any support of Von Trier's work. And you're stringing concepts (or more accurately, conceptual phrases) together that have nothing to do with each other. Give me a coherent, rational analysis as to how the Vow of Chastity could possibly be a bad thing for up-and-coming filmmakers. Follow it with counter examples to every new filmmaker that has been given the chance for expressing themselves, thanks to this accessibility. Your inwardly-folded logic would state that the world of film would be a better place if Von Trier's movies were never made, because they have only encouraged others to create 'the same kinds of films'. This is such a broad-stroke of aureate logical-fallacy that i don't know where to begin. And trying to connect the Human Centipede with Anti-Christ is a non-starter. Applying subjective socio-political views onto a film is one thing. Disregarding an entire process, much less an entire generation, is not preening an intellectual pedigree. It's self-important pretentiousness of the first order. The reality is that we are now living in a time when films can be completely disconnected from social commentary. It's certainly not my preference. Tearing down someone else's attempt to say something outside the box, or more precisely outside *your* box, is anyone's prerogative. But nailing an entire international effort against the wall for trying to fight it is the most obdurate thing i have ever seen. And i've sat through Armond White's verbal diarrhea before. If you can articulate any coherence into this non-sensical sentence... ...there is no way these rancid fecal byproducts can be profitable, not in any judeo-christian sense, according to basic tenets of ardent Monroe-Disechey economics... ...i will make you a sandwich and serve it on my knees. Your reviews can be hilarious and insightful. But this just reeks of making shit up, guy.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Jesus, billy_d_williams —

    by blakindigo

    You USED to have an intelligent and educated perspective on film studies (Hollywood of the 70's). What happened to you, man?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I do not like to mix my art with my porn.

    by frank

    It’s like putting broccoli on a sundae. I can’t forgive Von Trier for what he did to Bjork. I hate movies with gratuitous, unrealistic levels of tragedy like that.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I like how that sierratango idiot

    by blakindigo

    Thinks because of a talkback name he can imply their motives or construct a profile of their culture or racial background. Oh, news flash — there is no modern culture that is racially monolithic. So, a 'black culture' is defined differently based on region and ethnicity. Go back to drinking your mum's teat and let the adults talk, amateur.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen Anti-Christ yet

    by ewokstew

    all the hubbub has got me at least interested....

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Aw, genderbender

    by DoctorWho?

    You so horny!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    won't see it

    by taff

    I go to movies to be entertained, not disturbed...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by 3774

    i've already told you i'm female. i'm assuming you are now attacking me for my 'seek therapy' comment i made regarding you earlier. Either that, or you're acting out with some sort of twisted jealousy over not being the only woman in the thread. How sadly stereo-typical. i stick by my prior assessment. i strongly suggest you seek therapy, assuming you aren't a sock-puppet of someone else.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Is it safe to assume that

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Larry Clarke will be serving as a producer in some capacity?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    people still believe Genderbender is a woman?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    how can one vagina have that much sand in it

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I understood THE TREE OF LIFE!

    by Warren

    Its most likely the best film of the year, and I kinda understood ANTI-CHRIST until the dam ending with DAFOE on the mountain top! WTF! Since I am apparently to dumb to understand can some explain it to me?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    If I get to see Kirsten Dunst taking Meat in Ass...I'm there.

    by conspiracy

    I hope he has seduced/tricked her to go full Chloe Sevigny and do full penetration and money shots. Hey..the time has come...if Porn chicks can go mainstream, why can't real "Actresses" put a little "art" into taking a fist.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8 p.m. CST



    whatever. I already forgot what was supposed to be so shocking about Antichrist. Did Dafoe get his cock cut off or something? I GUESS horror films should be about mood and atmosphere. But I really didn't like Antichrist's atmosphere. It was uncomfortable and ugly.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Emma Watson to star ??

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Wrote this below for a Harry Potter thread, but maybe the Emma Watson part could come true: "EW artice from 2021. It has been 10 years since the last film of the original Harry Potter saga graced our screen and we at EW wanted to look back at what the three main characters are doing now. Rupert – whereabouts unknown, thought to be dead from suicide or drug overdose. Believed to have attempted suicide on many occasions and become addicted to heroin. The public originally believed this was due to what is publically known as the “Culkin Syndrome” which is where child stars realize they have reached the pinnacle of their life before they were 18 and it’s all downhill from there. However sources close to his family have indicated that for Rupert it has more to do with the realization that he will always be a “Ginger”. A close family friend said to us when we asked about Rupert,“He tried dying his hair, dying his skin, plastic surgery, he even tried dressing up like Hitler to get the press to focus to focus on something else, he tried everything, but at the end of the day he knew that no matter what he tried he would always be a “ginger” and he just couldn’t live with that, it’s sad [tears begin to well up in the eyes of interviewee], I am normally against abortion but it’s a terrible curse we shouldn’t make them suffer”. Emma – adult film actress, that is well known for fantasy themed adult movies. Her entrance into the adult film industry came not long after she attempted to position herself a serious film actress by staring in Lars Von Trier’s controversial movie C*NT. Emma’s genitalia being the focus of the film and the well known fact is that more screen time was focused on her genitalia than her face. When critics started commenting that her genitalia was the most beautiful thing that they had ever seen and they really would prefer to see more of that and less of her face going forward, she went into about of depression for a few years, before emerging as a determined adult film star. Her first adult film was the tastefully titled, “Kleenex :Horny P#ssy and the Superlarge C@cks”. Since then she has made hundreds of movies and is very proud of her work, at a recent adult film gathering she was quoted as saying “I have the most beautiful p#ssy in the world and it is my duty and privilege to share it with the world”. Daniel – Met Dakota Fanning 8 years ago on the set of James Cameron’s KFC Spectacular Spiderman (the reboot of the reboot), and the two began a relationship that resulted in their marriage 2 years later, followed by the birth of two beautiful children (a boy and a girl). His Spiderman role “spectacularly” was nominated for an Oscar and to the amazement of everyone including himself he won. He went on to star in two sequels, whilst not nominated for the second, he was nominated for the third movie and just missed out to Sean Penn (who you may remember won for his amazing performance as the central character in Michael Bay’s Oscar acclaimed film Pfizer’s: D.O.M.A [Disabled Old Man with Aids]). Daniel’s life was almost perfect until he tragically lost his life on the set of JJ Abrams yet untitled second Star Trek feature that had just gone into Production. As we all know too well Daniel lost his life defending JJ from a crazy Portuguese fan who came on to the set armed with a machete and apparently said in English “die Jar Jar die!!” Whilst we do miss seeing these three up on the big screen together, Harry Potter fans can look forward to the Harry Potter prequel Saga that is being produced by George Lucas, and the first of which will grace our screens next year.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Are you sure this isn't called Rochelle, Rochelle?

    by Somerichs

    I'm thinking Jerry or Larry may have a legal claim against this...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Anti-Christ only got viewers because of the "Ohhhh, they showed WHAT?!" factor. Other than the shock value, it was a boring, self-indulgent, steaming turd of a movie. And yes, I "got" it. That doesn't make it good. BUT, that being said, I don't think the guy is untalented. I'll give his other stuff a look.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Fuck France.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks needs to be in this so we can see the tities

    by chien_sale


  • Stop making movies assholes! That includes you Gasper (how bout) NOE

  • And at the other side of the spectrum, we have Transformers 3. That is why I don't watch movies anymore.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    i miss the good old days of de Sade

    by ieatgarbage

    edison changing his knickers and trains for fleeting little kisses, a Nation Giving Birth to Itself etc etc

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    this could be SHOWGIRLS for the new generation

    by Spandau Belly

    Vanessa Hudgens, your stuntcasting line is ringing!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    genderbender, I really want to hear your thoughts on Von Trier. And pink_lypse


    It is totally valid to compare Antichrist to Human Centipede. You seem to too easily dismiss Human Centipede as trash not deserving of discussion while lauding Von Trier's work as some kind of post post modern work of artistic genius. Fact is that both are trash, only one is pretentious bullshit playing itself off as challenging insightful cinema while the other makes no pretenses and knows exactly what it is.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by 3774

    i don't know what someone like you wants from someone like me. You'll push this until i either pretend to agree with you, or pretend your points have any sort of truth to them. Since neither one is going to happen, i don't see the point in arguing about it. Pretentious bullshit would be your critique of modern film. i'm still waiting for an explanation on that quoted sentence.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST



    I'm not the_choppah, but I do usually have his back. But, I'd be happy to discuss the basic tenets of ardent Monroe-Disechey economics with you if you'd like.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I never use the term overrated on this board

    by proevad

    but if I was ever going to go that juvenile route, it would be because of this director. He's Eli Roth with an extra year of college and an accent.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    proevad, it's ok to use overrated when it applies


    and with Von Trier it most certainly does. His entire career hinges on his overratedness.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Dookiestain LaFlair

    This film should focus on the anal sexuality of a hot girl who is into farting a lot.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Anti-Christ is indeed an excelent horror movie.

    by AsimovLives

    And it's not just because of the scares. The whole movie is quite uncorfortable since the begining. It starts with a baby dying and it never lets up. The horror is just not the scares. And good luck trying to understand the whole thing without a brochure.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    what happened to me?

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I'm the same. So I disappoint people? Excuse me while I get a kleenex to dry my eyes. Whatever perception you have of me is of your own business, it has nothing to do with me. People project their own feelings onto others and when they fail to conform to their expectations, suddenly it's lynching time. People are full of complexities, they may act a certain way one minute, and then another way the next minute. It's human nature. So I used the word "faggot"? So what? When's the last time you used an offensive word? Faggot actually has more than one meaning, just like "nigger" can be used to ridicule blacks, it's also used to imply someone who is just poor and uneducated in general no matter what their race. It's colorful language that is used to express feelings. My feelings over this subject are particularly strong...I feel the French overreacted to put it lightly, so I called them a word used to express that anger. If you don't like that, then I suggest you stop being hypocritical and clean up your own act, because God knows what comes outta your mouths at the bar on a friday night.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    "Anti-Christ" taught me the following:

    by AlfordHitchcoke

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    What comes out of my mouth on Friday nights is —

    by blakindigo

    usually excessive amounts of whiskey. Painted many a cab seat with it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    male species? that's nonsense. Male is a gender, just like female.

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    "Anti-Christ" taught me the following:

    by AlfordHitchcoke

    1) a dude can get bashed in the junk with a log and still retain a boner 2) said boner can still ejaculate (sorta) 3) the natural world is amoral and chaotic 4) women (I guess because of their reproductive cycles?) are in tune with nature 5) therefore women are amoral and chaotic, and will fuck your shit up Have I left anything important out?

  • The world needs more Von Triers and less Michael Bays, if you ask me.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I'm not raggin' on von Trier....

    by Damned if I can login

    ...but I find "almost" or "pseudo" porn extremely frustrating and boring. And this one says that it'll be dialogue driven, which means...well, this one ain't gonna be for me. Pseudo-porn inevitably makes me wanna hit the net and check some real porn.

  • I don't see why this would be a problem.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    When Worlds Collide - now with added pretension!

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I'm not one to shy away from weighty or intellectual films, and I'm not the smartest guy in the world but it does strike me that Triers films are, well, utter pretentious crap really. I think a good proportion of the love for his films around here is a desire by some people to pretend their love of films doesn't stop at the Michael Bay level. I keep giving Triers films a go, just cannot get through one without giving myself whiplash from shaking my head so much over how up his own arse the guy must be. Not gonna try this one, 2 hours of pretentious bollocks and Kirsten Dunst I can live without.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I'll second Christina Hendricks and/or Emma Watson

    by Jaka

    Preferably both of them doing NC-17 rated things to each other. I mean, shit, its Von Trier dream casting. Why not go all the way with it?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    To be fair AsimovLives —

    by blakindigo

    — Michael Bay DOES have a unique style of his own. It's just LOUD. And MELODRAMATIC. And his films never seem to end, their so bleeding long. Bay seems like he'd film a simple sunset at the beach then accent it with the moon colliding with Jesus. Then both would explode.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I don't know if this guy's overrated, really


    Anti-Christ got a lot of "hype" merely because the journalism world latched onto the "shocking" nature of Anti-Christ. It was a good story to write and report. The reviews weren't even good.

  • those are my feelings exactly

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    early reviews for Melancholia are pretty good


  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    billy_d, you're full of sh!t


    In no way is what Von Trier's said in that interview even remotely comparable to the scenario of what someone may or may not say at their local bar. For one, he is on a panel being interviewed in a formal setting. Hence, he knows that everything he says is going to be recorded and published to the world. It's the whole fukking reason he is there in the first place. Second, what he was criticized for saying had absolutely nothing to do with what he was there to discuss, his current film. Third, if all he was trying to do was be funny, then Epic Fail there, because what he said was in no way funny or humorous. I like dark humor and the biggest rule when doing questionable comedy is if it's funny then it is ok to say it. What he said was not. Even among his most ardent defenders. Plus, he is not a comedian. Leave the humor to the professionals, Lars. And please quit your day job too!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    You idiot, I wasn't comparing what Von Trier said to what one says in a bar, learn to fucking read, I was comparing what people complained about ME SAYING to something THEY WOULD SAY in a bar on a friday night (or some other relaxing, intoxicating venue), thus rendering them hypocritical...

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    billy, you're still full of sh!t


    You know that you are comparing yourself to Von Trier in an attempt to make some bullsh!t point about political correctness and how easily people will get offended. I agree with the hypocrisy of people attacking you with offensive words because they think you said something that offended them. But, you are still doing this within the context of a comparison to what Von Trier did. You make reference to it several times. Don't act like your not.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    The Nazi Thing

    by AlfordHitchcoke

    Obviously wasn't a joke, until maybe the very end when he knew he was fucked and said "I'm a nazi." The whole part about understanding and having sympathy for Hitler was clearly serious. Sidenote: considering his comments, I find it interesting that he used Wagner for the music in his film...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I'm not comparing myself to Von Trier...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I NEVER implied that, you're simply making shit up now out of thin air...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter whether he was joking or not

    by Billy_D_Williams

    the French have sticks up their asses

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST



    Can't give it up. Can you?

  • a comment by Von Trier make them a derogatory term for homosexuals? And no, I don't think you meant to say they were a bundle of sticks.

  • ...and the difference between those people and the people of Paris was night and day. See? I used my own personal life experiences to figure something out.