03 Oct Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut Review: A Look at Lars von Trier
Controversial and Mesmerizing
Lars von Trier has been known to shock his audiences with controversial topics and oddities in his films. His reputation has been seen as a director that creates complex and brilliant roles for women to portray that leads them towards career-defining performances. Ambitious female roles has always been von Trier’s point of interest if you recall some of his past films: Bjork in Dancer in the Dark, Nicole Kidman in Dogville, Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia, and now Stacy Martin and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Nymphomaniac.
Nymphomaniac is a two-volume film series that chronicles the life of Joe, a proud female sex addict from childhood to adulthood. This has become to be known as von Trier’s most ruthless and provocative undertaking yet with a graphic and restless journey that leads the self-proclaimed sex addict into disastrous situations. The lack of decoration that von Trier uses in Nymphomaniac tends to amplify Joe’s concentration on sexual experiences to the exclusion of much else. Von Trier, who has spoken about his longtime battle with depression and his experiences in therapy, relies heavily on improvisation and a democratic, communal atmosphere on his sets to make his actors feel comfortable in their roles.
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This guest blog was written by Tori Heffler.