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Check This Out: Audacious Text-Only Poster for Antichrist

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August 20, 2009
Source: IMPAwards

Antichrist

Almost all the marketing material we've seen for Lars von Trier's Antichrist so far (photos, posters) has been pretty edgy and probably wouldn't be approved by the MPAA. So for the official UK poster, Artificial Eye whipped up this one sheet that contains nothing but text. And best of all, it's probably the smartest way to market this movie, or at least warn people about what they're getting into. Having seen Antichrist in Cannes (read my review) I can tell you that everything this poster says is completely accurate - every last word. If any of this makes you want to actually see it, then maybe, just maybe, it's the right film for you.

Thanks to our friends at the IMPAwards for first debuting this - you can see more versions at their site.

Antichrist Poster

We featured a trailer for Antichrist way back in April as well, so watch that here if you haven't seen it yet!

A grieving couple (Dafoe and Gainsbourg) retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Antichrist is both written and directed by prolific Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, of an extensive number of past films, including Nocturne, The Element of Crime, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, and The Boss of It All most recently. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film was picked up for US distribution by IFC. They're now bringing Antichrist to very limited theaters starting on October 23rd.

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  • if i love this movie, this would be an awesome poster to have.
  • What a wonderfull movie, what a lame tagline. A false one too. In ANTICHRIST nothing "turns evil" (especialy not nature) and you won't see anyone beeing childyshly terrorized. This one goes deep and hurts as hell but also have a lot of fun to share. "Nature is satan's church" from the very beginning in Lars von Trier's masterpiece ANTICHRIST.
  • Marcus
    Wait, I may say that IRREVERSABLE was probably more shocking. Especially with the whole fire extinguisher scene.
  • Jon E.
    I cannot wait to see this. I envy you guys for having viewed this already. But this poster makes the wait all the sweeter. Ha.
  • Lolly
    ....didnt Doubt do a poster like this???
  • Dreckent
    The thing is... would you see a movie that has the word "REAL" before "Bloody Violence" and "SELF MUTILATION"? That would have been the funniest typo ever...!!!
  • El Guapo
    This is sick!! I can't wait to see this. The poster brings back that feeling I once had as a kid in the early 90s when I would see the cover of movies that were for grown ups and I wasn't allowed to see. Makes it dangerous/exciting to be around.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    #6 You misread that. Gotta read the comma more like a period. "Contains strong real sex. Also bloody violence and some self mutilation." That would be more like it. Obviously the violence and self mutilation are fake. Otherwise I would feel really bad for both the protagonists. REALLY very bad. You have to see the movie to understand what I am talking about. As soon as you watch the specific scenes, you know it can't possibly be real, that'd be crazy.
  • Doubt was more obviously a cross, this uses pure typography to create a crucifix. A great movie poster
  • Existenz
    When it says "strong real sex", does that mean the actors are actually having real sex on camera? Not really looking forwards to seeing Willem Dafoe having sex, even if it is with Charlotte Gainsborough.
  • dafoowes
    #10 that's what I was wondering, would they even release a movie as rated R if they were having real sex?
  • David Banner
    Oh, crap, 1 movie I forgot to go see, will see this soon
  • lumière
    #10 / dafoowes, yes, it does. the UK BBFC has allowed several films featuring real sex through in recent years (9 Songs, Shortbus, others). i guess they figured if we're letting through hardcore torture and death, it's a bit hypcocritical to say we can't show two people humping. as a UK '18' is essentiall an NC-17 that everyone still goes to see anyway - and in fact a '15' or soft R equivalent rating would probably hurt the film in England, since people would think it wasn't hardcore enough - i would imagine it would be slightly cut for the US R rating. sex only, though - horrific acts are fine in the US, but we can't have our kids seeing people have sex!
  • #10 - Exactly, what #13 said, it's being released NC-17 / Unrated here in the US... Not many theaters are playing it, not that many people are seeing it, but it's pretty damn graphic, but in a tasteful artsy way. See if it any of this intrigues you. :)
  • Dre
    I just saw this movie. Its boring.
  • amazonca
    This text says much more than any image: strong real sex, bloody violence and strong mutilation. I think I'm probably never going to watch this movie because I don't have the nerves to watch movies with this amount of graphic mutilation. Wait.... Maybe it's my chance to take revenge on my unprepared boyfriend for bugging me to see The Saw with him all weekend? Oh! I'm gonna make him a surprise! my space: http://www.edenfantasys.com/
  • This text says much more than any image: strong real sex, bloody violence and strong mutilation. I think I'm probably never going to watch this movie because I don't have the nerves to watch movies with this amount of graphic mutilation. Wait.... Maybe it's my chance to take revenge on my unprepared boyfriend for bugging me to see The Saw with him all weekend? Oh! I'm gonna make him a surprise!
  • Wow... Amazing how much imagery can be seen with only text. Believe this was the point.

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