First Look: Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'
What the? As much as I really don't think this is a very good first look at all, it's just too interesting to pass up. UK distributor Artificial Eye, via The Film Stage, has unveiled an odd first look at controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, it's an epic erotic chronicle of a "self-diagnosed" nymphomaniac named Joe. This photo just shows Gainsbourg as Joe beat up in a mess in some snowy, gritty alleyway. It's likely the opening shot or taken from the first few scenes, where she's first discovered by Stellan Skarsgård, before it delves into the story of her life. Take a look!
We already know von Trier is planning to split this Nymphomaniac epic sexual adventure into two films, shooting a "softer and more explicit version of each." French-English actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, who appeared explicitly in von Trier's Antichrist a few years ago, will play Joe, as the story is about her "hidden erotic desires" and spans her life story from a young age to age 50. Beyond Gainsbourg, the cast includes Stellan Skarsgard, and possibly Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman, and Shia LaBeouf, too. We're expecting this film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, even without von Trier allowed. Stay tuned.