Even though he’s not at Cannes Film Festival, leave it to Lars von Trier to yearn for some attention during the event. His two-part erotic drama Nymphomaniac wasn’t ready and while many of us assumed it would land at fall film festivals, that won’t be the case. According to a press release from Zentropa, the film is getting a December 25th release in Denmark, which unfortunately means the rest of the world likely won’t be seeing it until 2014.
To celebrate the news, they’ve also released a new image (or rather, piece of art) from the film which features our ensemble, including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier, and Jean-Marc Barr. In a variety of different scenarios, click on the image below to see it in high-resolution, as well as our director with his mouth taped shut, an obvious joke tied to his comments at Cannes during this time two years ago. The official site also reveals something is expected for May 31st, so head back then.
The film is a wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
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