Nymph()maniac (2013) | Lars von Trier’s sex marathon is a surprisingly funny exploration of female sexuality

A Guide to Naughty Eroticons

Lars von Trier’s bold, brilliant and controversial Nymph()maniac premieres on Film4 in the UK, screening over two nights, Monday 25 April and Tuesday 26 April.

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The 2013 film tells the story of Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and newcomer Stacy Martin), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, from birth to the age of 50. One night, a celibate middle-aged intellectual named Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds Joe beaten up in an alley. After taking her to his flat he cares for her wounds and questions her about her life, listening intently as, over the film’s eight chapters, she recounts the lusty, labyrinthine story of her wayward life…

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By turns profoundly moving, viscerally shocking and intellectually resonant, Nymph()maniac is a dazzling, daring and devilish work of cinematic art from the world’s foremost maverick director, Lars von Trier, and a surprisingly funny explorationg of female sexuality. Just sit back and enjoy the ride…

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac

THE UK HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE
The full 5½ hour long director’s cut, passed completely uncut by the BBFC, is also available on double-disc release (Blu-ray and DVD) from Artifical Eye in the UK, and includes a trailer, interviews with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin and Stellan Skarsgård,; and a live Q&A with actors Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin and Sophie Kennedy Clark.

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on April 25, 2016, in Must-See, World Cinema and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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