After several appetizers, the first full-length trailer has arrived for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac and it really looks O-mazing and, as predicted, it’s incredibly NSFW. Therefore, I’d wait until you’re at home or behind closed doors for this one.
Magnolia Pictures is releasing the film, about the titular sex addict, Joe, played at different ages by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stacy Martin, with the star-studded cast also including Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech and Peter Gilbert Cotton.
Producer Louise Vesth said, back in May that, for the graphic sex scenes, they filmed the actors simulating sex and then body doubles actually having sex, and then digitally added the latters’ genitals to the former to make the sexual intercourse look real.
As for Von Trier’s cut of Nymphomaniac that was first relieved of ninety minutes of footage, reducing it to a fast four hours, producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen said that the edits were ‘purely for commercial reasons’ and not to make it less offensive in a sexually explicit way and the trailer seems to cheer him up.
Besides, the upcoming ‘shockfest’ movie from the controversial Danish director reportedly deals with a great many philosophical themes and hits Denmark and Norway on December 25th, 2013. It will open in the UK on March 7th, 2014, with no U.S. release date yet.
The trailer below is really not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
NYMPHOMANIAC is the 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. On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to 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.