Director Lars Von Trier is returning to cause controversy all over again with his latest film, Nymphomaniac, and I cannot wait! The film will focus on a woman’s erotic journey through growing up, and Von Trier has cast one of his regulars, Charlotte Gainsbourg, in the role of the adult woman. Model Stacy Martin will be playing the younger role of the woman called Joe. With the cast already including an impressive line-up which includes Shia LaBeouf, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard, Connie Nelson, Jamie Bell and Udo Kier, yet another great name has now been added.
Please welcome Christian Slater to the tale of sex, and he will be playing Joe’s Father. Nothing else is known about just how his character will fit in to the story, but it is good to have him onboard. I do enjoy Christian Slater in films, and while has acting career has not exactly been great over the past decade, he still manages to breath life into whatever role he plays. I recently watched the awful horror Playback, and had Slater not been in it, I would have switched it off. His performance alone made the film bearable.
The film will be told over eight chapters by self-confessed nymphomaniac Joe. Production began last month, and the film is now in the middle of an 11 week shooting schedule. The film will be spread across two parts, and a “hardcore” version, and a softer more audience friendly version will be made available. Von Trier is hoping to have the film ready for Cannes next year, but it is doubtful they will let him back after his Hitler comments last year.
“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”
By Matt Wavish