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Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC in 2 Versions to Premiere at Cannes 2013?

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Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC in 2 Versions to Premiere at Cannes 2013?

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier‘s fans are going to love this news – persona non grata is returning to Cannes! But wait, we’re not talking about this year’s Cannes Film Festival. He’s not that fast to complete all the work on his most controversial movie yet – The Nymphomaniac, so we’ll just have to wait and see if Cannes will open the door for the premiere in 2013. We already had some reports about this project, but let’s just repeat some facts. The Nymphomaniac will chronicle the erotic sex life of a woman until the age of 50 and as we learned, the Danish director is hoping to shoot two versions, which is probably the most interesting part about the whole thing. First one is a hardcore pornographic cut, while the second one is a softcore version where different camera angles would be used and likely a blurring of body parts. I guess that Cannes could consider this softcore version. After all, Von Trier has his muse – French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg who stars in the leading role. In an interview with Screen Daily, producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen said: “…we have some pretty big names in the movie which proves that in spite of von Trier’s strange quotes from Cannes last year, his value for actors to work with him has never been better…” Let’s wait and see what the festival boss Thierry Fremaux thinks about this statement. We, on the other hand, think that The Nymphomaniac deserves the chance! Lars von Trier and Thierry Fremaux

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