For the first time in his career, Lars Von Trier has given up final cut for Nymphomaniac, largely because the version he’s happy with is 5 1/2 hours long, and even he realised that was never going to be commercially released. The last we heard there was talk of cutting it down to two 2-hour films, which is how it’ll apparently be coming (although there’s still a chance VOn Trier’s butt-numbing version will appear one day at festivals, apparently).
They’ve also dropped plans for hardcore and softcore versions, as there will now just be a the one with full-on sex, but distributors around the globe will be free to blur out whatever bits they reckon are two rude. We get a taste of that rudeness in the trailer.
Here’s 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 (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), 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.’
Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Connie Neilsen and Stacy Martin also star. It should arrive in the UK next March.
Take a look at the new poster above and the rude trailer, but beware as it is indeed NSFW. [Read more...]