There’s a lot of interest in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, which he’s said will be full of sex and be released in both hardcore and softcore versions. While that in itself might not be that surprising, the fact he’s drawn together a fairly well known cast to help him is unusual (although it has been suggested that CG may be used so the bodies you see having sex may not really be attached to the well known heads).
The likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Connie Neilsen and Stacy Martin are set to star.
Now the first clip from the film has been released, and you won’t be surprised to hear there’s no hardcore shagging in it.
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 (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (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.’
No release date is currently set, but expect it later this year.