First Full Trailer for Lars von Trier's Latest 'The House That Jack Built'

May 14, 2018
Source: Vimeo

The House That Jack Built Trailer

"The soul belongs to heaven and the body to hell." Get ready… This week at the Cannes Film Festival, controversial Danish director Lars von Trier returns after being banned for 8 years to premiering his latest film, titled The House That Jack Built. The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon as the titular Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer. The film follows him for 12 years profiling his murders. Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae. The film is described as being about "the idea that life is evil and soulless," and runs a total of 2 hours, 35 minutes, which means we're in for something quite special from von Trier. This trailer gives us a look at a lot of footage from this, and I'm so there for it. This is a very bloody, violent trailer - watch out.

Here's the full trailer (+ new poster) Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built, direct from Vimeo:

The House That Jack Built Poster

You can still watch the short teaser trailer for The House That Jack Built here, to see the initial tease.

The story follows Jack (Matt Dillon), a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer. The House That Jack Built is both written and directed by controversial but acclaimed Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, director of films including The Element of Crime, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, The Boss of It All, Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac previously. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as a last minute addition to the official selection, playing out of competition. No other releases have been set yet, but it's expected to hit theaters later this year. Stay tuned for more updates + reviews. First impression?

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Is Lars von Trier a good filmmaker? Or just an exploitative filmmaker who deceives people into thinking his films are good because his vision is savage and uncensored? I've never been a fan of his work since Dancer in the Dark. I'll pass.

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


I could not agree more. My first impression is that this looks like uncensored, wannabe artistic garbage. Hard pass for me.

Doug on May 14, 2018


Glad I'm not the only one!

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


True, something is on the edge with him, something that is way too self indulgent about his film making. I watch his films from time to time, but I stopped expecting new ones from him after Dogville. If I get the chance, I see them, if not, nothing has been missed ...

shiboleth on May 14, 2018


His accolades only seem to come from being "edgy" or "controversial". That doesn't necessarily = GREAT FILMMAKER in my book.

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


Agreed. Being anything out of ordinary doesn't need to be good or special. In fact, we need more out of ordinary that is actually good. But unfortunately, we get less and less of that ...

shiboleth on May 14, 2018


Bo, I'm perfectly capable of thinking on my own and forming my own opinion devoid of "media/critic influence". And it's pretty obvious he's not making super hero movies. That's kind of an absurd comparison, man. Just because the man expresses himself through his films doesn't translate into something meaningful. Yes, his films are original but more visceral than intellectual. I find them grotesque and art for art sake. Glad you get more from it, but I'd much rather watch the Cremaster series because it's not as pretentious. But just like art, film is subjective and for some he's a "great" director and for others he's just overrated. Again, great conversation and agree to disagree! Ha!

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


He's a good filmmaker. No, actually he's a great filmmaker.

Charles Knowlton on May 14, 2018


Because ...

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


Because of The Kingdom, Europa, Dancer In The dark, Melancholia, The Five Obstructions. You want me to keep going? It likely wouldn't matter because I doubt you've actually seen any of them. If you had, you certainly wouldn't say something like "his only accolades come from him being edgy..." Or maybe it's that you just don't like the guy.

Charles Knowlton on May 15, 2018


I've only Dancer in the Dark, some portions of AntiChrist and Melancholia to draw from. I appreciate your recommendations though. Maybe I'll give Europa and Five Obstructions a spin. And when I said "his only accolades come from him being edgy..." I was referring more to his more recent offerings (AntiChrist, Nymphomaniac, House That Jack Built). But you're right, so far...he's not my cup of tea.

THE_RAW_ on May 15, 2018


Because, aprat from all the controversy, he's made quite a fiew great movies. Not easy ones, true, but great nevertheless. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fanboy. I hate some of his movies, a fiew I find really pretentious, but there is some gold there. This one I probably won't see because it does seem self indulgent indeed. Also, it would probably ruin my evening 😉

Butchy Butch on May 14, 2018


I guess it's not really fair to judge someone solely on a few of their films, rather than his overarching career. I appreciate you being candid though.

THE_RAW_ on May 15, 2018


The only thing I remember about Dancer in the Dark was how boring it was and how ill I felt from the shakey-cam. Bjork did great though.

THE_RAW_ on May 14, 2018


I have a feeling that Lars von Trier is an artist that couldn't find a way to accomplish his vision in porn movies. So, we got this, unsatisfied ambition and self indulging attempt at film making. Let' not get carried away, there's a talent, but it doesn't need to be braver than violence, especially to women ...

shiboleth on May 14, 2018


Lars von Trier is an artist that couldn't find a way to accomplish his vision in porn movies" Bwahaha! so true

tarek on May 14, 2018


Yeah, little harsh, but true. In fact, I would really like such a talent like von Trier to do a pornography. I think he's not brave in that respect either ...

shiboleth on May 15, 2018


You serious? Pornography?

tarek on May 15, 2018


Totally. I don't see him as something better. Maybe Melancholia and Europe (because I still didn't see that last one, so I give it a chance) was some kind of really watchable and even a good film. But rest of it is a pornography in its own right ...

shiboleth on May 16, 2018


I agree that the dude is obsessed by our private parts. He should try to make Saving Ryan's private someday.

tarek on May 16, 2018


Hahahaha, who knows, he just may do something like that. Great, tarek. And besides, I read some reviews of this new film. None of them is saying anything good about it ...

shiboleth on May 16, 2018


"it doesn't need to be braver than violence, especially to women ..." Not quite sure what braver than violence even means, but some people can separate violence IN MOVIES from violence in real life. If there's going to be blood, let Von Trier be the the one to let it flow. And what's wrong with depicting violence against women?

Charles Knowlton on May 14, 2018


Yes, it's about the violence on film, which is quite different from the violence in life. That needed an explanation? Seriously? Ok, then, there's a difference. I hope we got that resolved. It takes a bravery to see what stands behind the violence and looks like von Trier doesn't have it. Or, he doesn't have the talent to do something about it. As for depicting the violence, and not only to women, we should add sex too. Sex and violence, what a good combination, right? I have no problem with depicting any of them, but I see von Trier is doing it poorly and mysoginistically, which means poorly and cowardly ... In every respect ...

shiboleth on May 15, 2018


Looks crazy, looks really good. The image quality looks great for being digital.

Efterklang on May 14, 2018


Who goes to see movies like this?...I couldn't make it thru the trailer...

kitano0 on May 14, 2018


Seems like a good house, Jacko.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2018


I'll wait for the Zak Snyder cut

TheOct8pus on May 15, 2018


Matt Damon as American Psycho, I hate to say this but I am in!

deerosa on May 18, 2018

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