Above you will find the first promo image from Lars Von Triers controversial new film, Nymphomaniac. The image features cast members Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Shia LeBeouf, Christian Slater and Charlotte Gainsbourg in various different sexual poses.
I like the controversial but playful theme to this promo art, and I can’t wait to see what Von Trier has in store with this film which contains unsimulated sex performed by the cast.
Nymphomaniac is written and directed by Lars Von Trier.
The cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Connie Nelson, Jamie Bell, Udo Kier, Christian Slater,Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves and Omar Shargawi. Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg will be playing the lead character of ‘nymphomaniac’ Joe as an adult, while model Stacy Martin will play the younger role of the character.
Nymphomaniac will be told over eight chapters by self-confessed nymphomaniac Joe. 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 this 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
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