‘Nymphomaniac’ — Lars von Trier’s most controversial film to date — is being touted as a ‘poetic’ journey into the sexual history of a woman from the moment she is born until she reaches a sexually violent crescendo at the age of 50.
The story unravels in an 8 Chapter-Sexual-Odyssey told in first person narrative by ‘sexually afflicted’ title character, ‘Joe’ (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after she is rescued bloodied, battered, and near death — by passing stranger, ‘Selig’, (Stellan Skarsgard) in a dark alley.
If the 3 enigmatic Trailers released — so far — are anything to go by, the audience might be disappointed if this two-part movie — YES, there will be a sequel — is more Psychotherapy than porn.
Then again, for all the hype of illicit, REAL SEX Shia LaBeouf — ‘Ch. 2: Jerome’ — and fellow cast mates are engaging in, (and we’re promised there will be A LOT) let’s hope Lars’ teasing goes deeper and delivers both without numbing the audience.
‘Nymphomaniac’ — NOT yet Rated — hits theatres in Denmark on Christmas Day.
With no U.S. release dates yet announced — if you’re traveling through Europe this winter here’s a list of countries whose screens you can riffle to in 2014 — Happy New Year!
France: Jan. 1st – Netherlands: Jan. 9th – Poland: Jan. 10th
Hungary: Jan. 16th – Sweden: Jan. 31st – Germany: Feb. 27th
Here’s a look at the 3 ‘Nymphomaniac’ Trailers: