Another first look at one of our most-anticipated films of the year has landed, this time for Lars von Trier‘s erotic drama Nymphomaniac. Teaming once again with Charlotte Gainsbourg, the first image sees our star injured (not a unfamiliar state when it comes to von Trier’s work), lying solitary in an alley after being attacked. Seemingly from the first few moments of the film, Stellan Skarsgård‘s character will soon find her. The film then dives into eight chapters of her life, as the rest of the cast, including Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier and Jean-Marc Barr factor in. Check out the still below thanks to Artificial Eye, followed by the synopsis.
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.
Nymphomaniac is expected to premiere at Cannes, if they’ll have von Trier back.