First Look: Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

February 6, 2013
Source: The Film Stage


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!

Nymphomaniac First 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.

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  • So von Trier is not welcomed in Cannes anymore but his film can be shown in competition, how is this possible?
    • Apparently exactly that... LVT may not be allowed in, but his film can still play. If Gilles Jacob wants it to be there, he'll play it, but won't allow LVT.
      • Guest
        Why his been banned from Cannes?
        • anon
          because he said hes a nazi
          • Zero
            He mis-spoke and then then tried to save face by making a joke out of the Hitler thing. It wasn't taken well.
      • capitandelespacio
        Why he's been banned from Cannes?
        • David Banner
          Cuz, in Scandinavia it's common to use the word Nazi in strange circumstances, without you being a Nazi or a sympathizer. What Trier probably meant at that press conference, was that he felt like a fascist or a dictator, or could understand the feelings dictators had. Not defending him, he's a bit of a loon that stumbled out the wrong words. The press conference that got him banned is still on youtube, go check it out.
          • capitandelespacio
            OMG, didn't know he has such keen sense of humour.
          • Danish humor is very different from ours, but I find it hilarious. Check out movies like Klown or The Celebration to see what I mean..
    • Shows you just what a bunch of hypocrites they are!
  • Duck44
    Von Trier is too big of a name at least in the festival circuit that not showing his films would be harmful to a festival, especially one as prestigious as Cannes.
  • ff
    LVT is meh
  • Looks like antichrist with clothes. also Charlotte in the same role
  • This is probabably going to end up on my top 10 of the year. Very excited, same cinematographer that worked on Melancholia if anything it will look great, this still seems to confirm it!
  • David Banner
    The fonts, or the logo for Nymph()maniac is funny, in a *giggedy* sort of way. They could have added a * to the parentheses, but they went subtle and classy.
  • Juan Baudelaire
    Charlotte... The bravest, most refreshing and by far the most beautiful actress ever on the screen. Fully clothed or fully nude or full sex scenes I get the same pounding in my heart when I see her face. She is beauty in every definition of the word. Can't wait to see both versions of the film. Charlotte Forever!




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