Must Watch: Official Trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist
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.
Reader Feedback - 32 Comments
interesting! ill see it if i have the chance.
erik on Apr 14, 2009
Bugged oooooot. That beginning bit was amazing.
Crapola on Apr 14, 2009
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.
Christopher Campbell on Apr 14, 2009
Horrible trailer for what looks like a good film.
Derek on Apr 14, 2009
wow, that was um something. Probably will check it out.
Xerxex on Apr 14, 2009
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.
Moviegimp on Apr 14, 2009
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!
schischu on Apr 14, 2009
Interesting. Don't know Von Trier but I like Dafoe and the cinematography looks pretty good. Still, Netflix
Hey Ya on Apr 14, 2009
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.
Fisherr on Apr 14, 2009
I can't help but keep picturing Dafoe as the Green Goblin.
Matt Suhu on Apr 14, 2009
rocken on Apr 14, 2009
I think I saw Ben Afleck in the tree roots!!
Unseen on Apr 14, 2009
Yeah I will check that out
Trey on Apr 14, 2009
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!
Leo on Apr 14, 2009
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.
Crux Xibalba on Apr 14, 2009
That looks remarkably creepy.
Henry Jones Sr. on Apr 14, 2009
Wow is what I was thinking after watching it. This could turn out to be a great movie
Dan W on Apr 14, 2009
#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.
Mathis on Apr 14, 2009
i loved it
DoomCanoe on Apr 14, 2009
Word to 16 that just looks like insanely mad creepy
Cody on Apr 14, 2009
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
florian on Apr 14, 2009
This gives me the same feeling I got when watching Rosemary's Baby. i am very interested in seeing this.
El Guapo on Apr 14, 2009
Man, that was kind of intense. I'll watch it.
Adam on Apr 14, 2009
OK that straight weirded me out the last bit WTF? I'll pass
PimpSlapStick on Apr 14, 2009
Is this a remake of the 70's version?
Me on Apr 14, 2009
This looks 100x better than Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell bullshit.
El Jefe on Apr 14, 2009
Holy Shit! This looks fantastic.
Sebastian Selig on Apr 15, 2009
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.
Joe S. on Apr 15, 2009
I like movies about devily stuff and sex. Just add some Krispy Kremes and nude scenes and I'm in the front row.
SamIAm on Apr 20, 2009
So... this is Lars' reboot of EVIL DEAD?
Feo Amante on Apr 28, 2009
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.
james on Oct 13, 2009
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 🙁
Movie on Nov 3, 2009
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