Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Lars Von Trier makes provocative, challenging and often brilliant films. His last film, Melancholia, was one of 2011’s finest films, and the director is about to start a sales pitch for his next movie, Nymphomaniac.
We already brought you news of this film last year, but with the film hoping to pick up sales at the Berlin EFM this week, a synopsis had to be published to get buyers interested. So, without any further waffling from me, here is the synopsis:
“NYMPHOMANIAC is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-?diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi?unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-?out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents”
It is rumoured that Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg (pictured above) will be starring in the film, and it is also rumoured that Melancholia star Stellan Skarsgard may also be returning. People will obviously now be wondering just how far Von Trier will push the sexual content, although there were talks last year of the film being made in two different versions, a more “family friendly” version and a more exciting “hardcore porn” version. Whether these rumours turn out to be true is yet to be seen, although I know which version I would go for!
More as it happens.
By Matt Wavish