Must Watch: Official Trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist

April 14, 2009
Source: Ain't It Cool News

Lars von Trier's Antichrist Trailer

Remember that incredibly striking photo we posted a few weeks back of Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg making love in the roots of a giant tree? Well, Zentropa has released a trailer for that film, Lars von Trier's Antichrist, and it's even creepier than you might imagine. I can't say I'm at all familiar Lars von Trier's past work, but I will say this looks fantastic. Maybe I'm just sucked in by how beautiful it all looks and the work done by cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (who just won an Oscar). I'm not sure how many other von Trier fans there are, but maybe Antichrist will transcend his normal fan base?

Watch the official trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist:

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. As far as I know, the film doesn't have a US distributor just yet. It is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer before hitting theaters in Europe throughout May and June. Look for major updates during Cannes, as I expect we'll hear more on Antichrist around then.

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  • interesting! ill see it if i have the chance.
  • Bugged oooooot. That beginning bit was amazing.
  • I would probably never see a film like that otherwise, but since it's von Trier, I can not wait. I wasn't expecting this to be so scary, since The Kingdom is anything but. It's also good to see the filmmaker back on track, making women scream as usual. The Boss of it All was strikingly void of a female lead being put through hell. Not that I'm encouraging the misogyny, or anything, just consistency.
  • Derek
    Horrible trailer for what looks like a good film.
  • Xerxex
    wow, that was um something. Probably will check it out.
  • Moviegimp
    Willem Dafoe has played the Christ and now he is the Anti-Christ, interesting. I'm assuming since the last T has the male symbol that the writer is also saying that man is the anti-Christ in a way. The film looks creepy but I need more story first before deciding if it's something to see.
  • schischu
    Hi Moviegimp! I hope your post is irony! because the T is the female sign and I have the feeling that this time charlotte will be the antichrist!
  • Hey Ya
    Interesting. Don't know Von Trier but I like Dafoe and the cinematography looks pretty good. Still, Netflix
  • Fisherr
    It looks sick and of course a film like this won't be released where i live. I love Dafoe i am a big fan of him and i am looking forward to see this good looking movie.
  • Matt Suhu
    I can't help but keep picturing Dafoe as the Green Goblin.
  • EPIC
  • I think I saw Ben Afleck in the tree roots!!
  • Trey
    Yeah I will check that out
  • Leo
    Breaking the waves and Dogville were such unusual and authentic pieces. This is a departure for Trier but it looks phenomenal. A mix of hollywood and indie cinema, can't wait!
  • Looks interesting! I can't say I "liked" Dogville or Dear Wendy, but I definitely found them interesting and - especially Dogville - admirable and remarkable. I'll most probably go see Antichrist.
  • Henry Jones Sr.
    That looks remarkably creepy.
  • Wow is what I was thinking after watching it. This could turn out to be a great movie
  • Mathis
    #14 I don't agree about the departure for Trier, if you have seen the original danish version of The Kingdom (Riket) you'll know what I meen. Breaking The Waves is still one of the hardest things I have seen it's a punch in the face but I really liked it.
  • DoomCanoe
    i loved it
  • Cody
    Word to 16 that just looks like insanely mad creepy
  • florian
    Looks very interesting, i really am fascinated by movies about the antichrist and satan and all that i just hope i don't have to look at willem dafoe's ass
  • El Guapo
    This gives me the same feeling I got when watching Rosemary's Baby. i am very interested in seeing this.
  • Adam
    Man, that was kind of intense. I'll watch it.
  • PimpSlapStick
    OK that straight weirded me out the last bit WTF? I'll pass
  • Me
    Is this a remake of the 70's version?
  • El Jefe
    This looks 100x better than Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell bullshit.
  • Sebastian Selig
    Holy Shit! This looks fantastic.
  • Von Trier's films are good ideas that are often hard to watch. I remember it took me like 3 sittings to get through Dogville and I almost never stop movies at home. This movie seems mildly accessible in comparison to most of his work and while I'm sure I'll check it out I don't think I will think highly of it. Willem Dafoe is always interesting no matter how bad the film.
  • SamIAm
    I like movies about devily stuff and sex. Just add some Krispy Kremes and nude scenes and I'm in the front row.
  • So... this is Lars' reboot of EVIL DEAD?
  • james
    this movie stinks,every cool image in the trailers are the only good ones in this movie,and yes she is the ANTI-BITCH.she let her kid die and she smashed willams pecker,ouch,,,,,,this movie is x rated so dont let the kiddys watch.
  • the movie was not at all acceptable by me , much expectation was there on the movie when i saw the trailer but now i regret watching it :(




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